I am [trying to become] a St. Jude Hero! I have chosen to run the Chicago Marathon 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.
The picture here is one of Margaret when she was in the hospital last summer. Isabella, too, has spend time in the hospital. Thankfully, both of my children emerged healthy and happy. I am hoping to raise money for St. Jude so more kids can go home healthy from hospital visits.
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.
Race day is my birthday. Please don't get me any presents this year. I would love, instead, for you to donate to this great cause.
Even when the race is over, the fight to end childhood cancer continues.
Elizabeth (a mother, an advocate for kids and an aspiring runner)