Hey Everyone - thanks so much for your donations to St Jude in 2019. Your generosity was remarkable and very much appreciated by me and everyone at St Jude. The photo above is of my big brother, Tim, from 1993 at a Notre Dame game. We lost Tim in January, and his obituary requested donations to St Jude, a charity he supported his whole life, so as you look at the scroll on this page, you’ll see a number of tributes to Tim.
In my last note to you after the 2019 race, I told you I’d be running this race as long as my knees, hips, etc...will carry me. Running through that hospital campus was / is inspiring. So here I am bad knees and all. Thank you for your support and donations to St Jude. I am hopeful that you can include St Jude in your 2020 charitable giving plans. Remember, your support HELPS CHILDREN FIGHT CANCER. St Jude has a remarkable model / mission:
- 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 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.
Thank you so much for considering St Jude.