It is such an honor to run this year as 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. This opportunity, and this cause, is deeply personal to me as I lost my incredible fiancé, Brandon Dewitt, November 16th, 2021 to his battle with cancer. Cancer doesn’t care how smart you are, how wealthy you are, how much good you’ve brought to the world or how many people love you. Cancer isn’t fair, and the physical, emotional and financial burden this disease puts on patients and their families is devastating and uniquely humbling.
Brandon and I are passionate about doing all we can to support organizations like St. Jude, as the research taking place at St. Jude and other hospitals like it will cure cancer one day, hopefully soon. Brandon and I talked often about how fortunate we were in our journey to have afforded his treatment, knowing so many others patients struggled to make ends meet. That’s why we love St. Jude, and their incredible mission to pay for families treatments, alleviating one of many burdens put on families during this process. It’s such an honor to support St. Jude and raise funds to help families. Please join me in doing so!
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.