On 12/11/19 we lost my mom after a courageous 3 year battle with ovarian cancer. My mom always put others in front of herself and she loved children, especially her 5 amazing grandchildren. In true Sandy form, rather than looking for ways to cure her cancer, she wanted to help make sure children battling cancer were able to get the treatment they needed & that the research community could continue to work towards finding effective treatments. Before she passed, she told my dad she would like to see money donated to St. Jude, in her honor.
The 2020 Chicago Marathon falls on her birthday, October 11th. I can’t think of a more fitting way to fulfill her wishes, celebrate her life and help St. Jude further their important work.
On behalf of my family, myself and my mom, Thank you for supporting our goal ❤
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.