Hi everyone! I've decided to try to achieve a lifelong goal and run my first marathon. Y'all who know me know that I have run five halfs (13.1), but this will be my first full (26.2). To say I'm terrified is an understatement... but to make it a little easier, and remain accountable, I have chosen to run for a reason bigger than myself by fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude. On days when the training will inevitably get tough (16-20 mile Saturday runs, anyone?), thinking of my beneficiaries (including this adorable little guy on the left) will hopefully give me endless motivation. I'm running for those who can't today, but maybe with the help of St. Jude, will be able to one day.
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.
Please donate today to help me reach my goal. You can choose to identify yourself or remain anonymous - up to you - though I would LOVE to know who you are so that I can send you a thank you note and show my appreciation!
Even when the race is over, the fight to end childhood cancer continues. Love, CAREY
P.S. I am dedicating this race to a family member who battled cancer (and kicked its butt!). Please know that I run with you in my heart! - M.L.F -