As most of you know, I was diagnosed in October of 2017 with stage 4 cancer and have been undergoing chemo treatments ever two weeks since then. I consider myself fortunate that I have tolerating these treatments fairly well and have been able to continue to do the things I enjoy. I'm still running, biking, swimming, and kayaking and enter races to continue to challenge myself. While I'm slower than I used to be (even though I was never very fast), I refuse to give in to this disease. Now I'm running for a great cause. I have "optimistically" signed up for the St Jude's Marathon this December.
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.
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.
Thank you for your prayers and support!