For those of you who may not know me yet, I'm Becca McGuirk. I'm excited to let you know that I will be running in the TCS New York City Marathon this November to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Supporting individuals who are battling illness and disability has always motivated me not only to try to live my life to the fullest, but also to dedicate my life to others. As a volunteer and student, I worked with individuals that have suffered from breast cancer, brain cancer, autism, dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injuries and mental illnesses. Now, as an occupational therapist I am committed to helping my patients regain their independence, take control over what threatens to limit them, and continue leading fulfilling lives.
I believe running for St. Jude's is a small way that I and that those around me can give back to children and the families of children who are currently facing unimaginable challenges. I believe that all people, especially children, should have the right to access exceptional healthcare services and service providers. St. Jude has been working toward fulfilling this vision for over 50 years; at St. Jude, no one is turned away due to financial challenges. Please consider donating to my page. This will help support the children, their families, and the incredible healthcare providers and researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Thank you so much for reading this and for anything you can afford to give! I can't wait to sprint to the finish!
Did you know:
- Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
- Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and they won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
- St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
Donate today to help me reach my goal. Even when the race is over, the fight to end childhood cancer continues.