---update 7/23/19 ---
What an amazing journey. I feel so honored to be a part of this. I can already feel the energy of race day. This is a huge change for me. going from thinking about walking more to working out multiple times a week and training my body to run and thrive on running. Honestly, parts of this are really, really difficult. And there are days I don't want to do it. But I do. I keep seeing the finish line and seeing the St Jude's kids and their families...and I know I want to help make sure that the families never have to pay for care at St Jude's. My heart is filled with gratitude for this opportunity to do more and be more...and gratitude for all of you are helping me to raise money. I committed to raise $600 and, in all honesty, I want to far surpass that. Let's make a difference. Even the smallest amount adds to the whole. Thank you from my heart.
I am a St. Jude Hero! I have chosen to run for a reason bigger than myself by fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude. I am training to cross the finish line on race day and with your donation we can cross the fundraising finish line together because the money you donate helps find a cure for childhood cancer. By the way, did I mention I'm doing the 1/2 Marathon? 13.1 miles. OMG. My true fundraising goal is far higher than $600. Please help me soar high above that goal.
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.