Hi friends and family,
I am currently interning and performing research within the Radiation Oncology Department at Georgetown University Hospital. This spring, as my class schedule started to ramp up and life started to blur with assignments, I knew I needed something to keep me on track and encourage the part of me that likes to... move and not sit at a desk all day.
Hence, I found a cause that fits perfectly: I get to run a half marathon, support my research, and help pay some patient's medical bills at the same time. My mentor and I's research focuses on factors that influence young cancer patient's access to care and I hope you will consider giving $5 to St. Jude Children's Hospital to encourage cancer research and provide treatment for families free of charge.
I will be placing everyone's name that donated on a shirt that I will be wearing during the race. I have left some facts about St. Jude below if you are interested. Thank you again to my family and friends: for loving me, supporting me, and giving me the strength and energy to do what I enjoy.
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.
All my love,