This will be my third marathon. Now that I know that I have the capacity to finish a marathon and even found the courage to run a second. Its about time to run for something a bit more. As you all know, I am very passionate about medicine, and am in the application process to medical school now. My passions also include working with children and moonlighting as a scribe in oncology on top of ongoing research.... in addition to running of course!
So, while training for another 26.2 mile jaunt, I’ll be fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude. Their goals and this event truly bring all my passions together into one place!
I’m very excited to be running for St. Jude in D.C., where I resided while attending Johns Hopkins and using every form of public transportation (plane, train, buss, and Uber). I intended to run this event during that time, but was very focused on my studies and would not have been able to keep up with the rigorous training schedule. Since then, this race and this cause remained in the back of my mind, and it was exciting to finally register!
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.
Here are some facts about St. Jude’s;
- 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.