While personal goals (and a beautiful scenery) led me to the Mount Desert Island Marathon in Maine, I am more excited to be able to support St. Jude in the process. Being from Memphis, St. Jude holds a special place in my heart. Participating as a "St. Jude Hero" will add meaning to my running and provides an opportunity for me to support their work.
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.