It is with great excitement and eager anticipation that I share with you all, that I have committed myself to run the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a St. Jude Hero. This journey that I will embark on is sure to be filled with ups and downs but will ultimately bring an immense sense of pride and joy to not only myself but more importantly the children of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
I chose to run for St. Jude’s for a number of reasons. I believe in their mission that no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay. Secondly, working with children has always been a big part of my life from my profession to my passion. Lastly, St. Jude has become very near and dear to my heart and my family's with the news that my cousin’s baby Hannah Jane was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor at the young age of three months old. My cousin’s family has relocated to Memphis so Hannah can undergo treatment over the course of the next year.
It is with immense gratitude and appreciation that I ask for your support to help me reach my goal of $1,300 for St. Jude’s and help me cross the finish line in more ways than one. Below you will find additional information on how your donation can help St. Judes find a cure for childhood cancer. Thank you in advance for your support.
- Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
- 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 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.