Hello and welcome to my fundraising page! I have officially signed up for my first 5k!! I recently began a new journey to focus on my personal health and wellness. With that new emphasis on health, I am deciding to push myself more every day to become better than I was yesterday. Hopefully you can help me on my first race of the year, one of many more to be completed in 2020!!
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Listed below are the responses I’ve received, when I told people I wanted to run(walk) some races this year:
“Only crazy people run outside for fun!”
(I guess I’m crazy then ♀)
“But you have Asthma ....”
(And there are other asthmatics that are world champion athletes, I think I can handle a 5k)
“Girl, you are overweight!”
(Yes, I am. But I am also a work in progress, and have lost 32.2lbs in the last 94 days)
“You won’t be able to fundraise 500 for the St. Judes Cancer Research Foundation.”
(Maybe I won’t, but it’s worth a shot)
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 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.