Hi there! First off, thank you for taking the time to visit my St. Jude fundraising page, it means a lot.
This will be the first time I am running for a reason bigger than myself by raising money and awareness for the kids and families of St. Jude. This specific event means a lot to me as it encompasses two of my biggest passions: children and running.
I have completed two marathons and am fully aware of the time commitment, discipline and strength it takes to train for one, which is why I was hesitant to sign up for yet another 26.2 miles. However, I quickly realized this race would be different and not just about me. I wouldn't be running for myself, I'd be pushing my limits to help find a cure for something that no child should have to endure. When I think about the strength and courage these children have and the challenges they face on a daily basis, it motivates me to help fight for them. I encourage you to join in on this fight of childhood cancer by donating whatever you can.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU.
A little about St. Jude:
- 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.
Even when the race is over, the fight to end childhood cancer continues.