I am so blessed to get to be a part of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon with my daughter, Emily! I have chosen to run the 1/2 Marathon for a reason bigger than myself by fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude and SPECIFICALLY for a dear friend's baby, John Wyatt Smith. John Wyatt was born with a rare form of eye cancer, retinoblastoma, at the age of 3 months. He had his left eye enucleated and received 6 rounds of systemic chemo. He finished chemo in May 2019. His right eye is currently being treated through injections of chemo, laser treatment, and has had cryo therapy. He is not in the clear, but we are Raising a Hallelujah and praying for COMPLETE healing! We are 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.