Hi Family and Friends!
Yes you’re reading this correctly, I am committing myself to running the 2020 Chicago Marathon! That’s 26.2 miles baby! Or 42.16 kilometers for all my metric system peeps. CRAZY right! And I know what you’re thinking “Um Jayrin, you’re not exactly what I peg to be a runner an athlete or over all an active person. You sure about this?”
HELL YES. Since becoming a new Mom, this year has been my most reflective and overwhelming year yet. I found myself constantly questioning who I was then and who I AM now. And through the wild journey of new parenthood, I found a lot of solace in running... okay more like jogging. It was the one time in the day where I could start, fully focus and finish something and it was all for me. Making the time to run never made me feel guilty, it always made me feel like I could be the best version of myself!
With the new year ahead (time flies!) I knew I wanted to challenge myself to something I could make myself and my daughter be proud of, even though she’s not quite old enough to get it just yet! So I thought to myself, a marathon then? Sure why not!
So to the reason why I’ve lead you here, I need YOUR HELP (something I’ve not always been the best at asking for) to make this CRAZY DREAM of mine a reality! I’ve partnered to be a St. Judes heroe and not only run for me but with a cause on mind.
I know I know, we’ve all seen the commercials and flipped through the channel because it was too unbearable to watch but as a new Mom the thought of an ill child has struck a new cord with me. So when I first made the decision to embark on this wild journey, I knew that St. Judes was the charity I wanted to run for!
EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS! Whether it’s a dollar... or even words of encouragement! I will take it all <3
“The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.”
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.