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.
Why did I choose this cause?
St. Jude has played a very significant role throughout my life. In addition to my mother's name being "Judy," and the famous Beatles tune we all know too well, the name Jude has always been particularly important to my family. To me, the name Jude symbolizes hope to those who need it most. When I was very young, my father battled kidney cancer and constantly prayed to St. Jude to help him recover. St. Jude answered his prayers and ever since then we have been devoted to St. Jude and all that he symbolizes. As the patron saint of lost causes, I often look to St. Jude for guidance when I need it most. St. Jude is a symbol of faith when all seems lost. He is a testament to standing strong in the face of an ever uncertain and challenging world. And so, as I take on this challenge, I am honored to be doing it in support of this cause to provide support to children who feel like there is no hope when facing life-threatening diseases such as cancer. "The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay."
If you cannot make a donation, your positive thoughts are more than appreciated.Thank you for your support!