Hi there. If you know me you know that I am not a runner by any means. I’ve been dragged to races but never voluntarily participated in one.The Rock and Roll marathon represents an opportunity to take up the noble cause a dear family friend could not finish. Tragically, last summer, a lifelong friend, Dr. Juan Perez unfortunately passed away while training for a marathon that would have aided the efforts being made by the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Juan was a charismatic and selfless leader who was a lifelong donor to St. Jude. The way Juan carried himself was indicative of someone who put family first, and those less fortunate immediately after. For someone as humble as he I thought this would be the best way to carry on his legacy and the examples he showed me growing up. Please consider making a donation of any size to help me reach my goal. If you have any concerns regarding St. Jude’s here is a little blurb as to the good they continuously do.
- 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.
Again, I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to read my message and I hope that through your help I can help continue the work Dr. Juan Perez carried out and help children who are going through the most difficult part of their lives.