Your ______ has cancer... For me, the blank was my wife. Four life altering words.
Hearing it isn’t why I started running to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, but it’s why I won’t stop.
The fundraising for Boston has been challenging. We found out about Alecia’s lymphoma right before Christmas. We didn’t know which way was up for almost 2 months. We let it define us for that short period while we waited for the good news that she didn’t need chemo.
We were so fortunate to get that news for now. Many don’t. Meeting some of the patients at St. Jude made me realize the importance of living your best life despite its challenges. Not letting those challenges dictate the life you live.
That’s why I signed up for the second race in my goal to run all 6 Abbott World Marathon Majors for St. Jude... The 2020 TCS New York City Marathon.
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.