I am running for St. Jude's to give thanks for the healthy child in my life and make a difference for families of seriously ill children. As hard as it was becoming a mom during the start of a global pandemic, I was always fortunate to have a healthy thriving child and good healthcare coverage for us. Being an OB nurse, I know firsthand the burden that prematurity, prolonged hospitalization, and life limiting illnesses can place on families. No family should ever have to experience this. They should just be able to focus on being their for their child. With your help, we can make this possible.
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.