I decided last year that I was going to run a marathon. This year it's going to happen. I also knew that when I did it I would run for a charity that I knew helps people. I couldn't really think of a better charity or organization than St. Jude. I'm sure for all the moms and dads out there, the number 1 nightmare is one of our kids getting sick. I'm glad that I can help in anyway. I thought if I'm going to put my self through running 26.2 miles I'm going to make it really count. I have already had two people thank me because I'm running for St. Jude. One ladies Grandchild was saved by St. Jude and one ladies son was saved due to the efforts of St. Jude.
So I personally want to say thank you for any and all support that you give.
Now for the generic fundraising letter:
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 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.