I hope you and your families are well. I am running the St. Jude Washington to Peoria Run and my goal is to raise at least $3,000. Please help me reach my fundraising goal for the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, who are battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Thanks to generous donors:
- 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.
I run every year in memory of my cousin, Dustin, who died of cancer at the age of nine. I also run in celebration of Jordan Cox, who was diagnosed with cancer in 1994. He is now a wonderful father of two beautiful children. I'm running in celebration of Mary, a friend's 16-year old granddaughter, who was in treatment last year for Medulloblastoma. This year Mary is now in remission and just celebrated her 16th birthday. I also run because I have been blessed with six healthy grandchildren.
The 39th annual St. Jude Runs and telethon will be Saturday, July 18. The runners will not run into Peoria or run in groups. The Run will look different but the goal will be the same; raise money for the children. Social distancing is not a new concept for the patients and families of St. Jude Children's Hospital but is giving me the opportunity to empathize with their norm of uncertainty and isolation.
St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer, and neither will I. Will you support me by making a donation? Thank you for your continued support and prayers for the children of St. Jude and for me.
For the children,