Why I support St. Jude:
Thank you for visiting my St. Jude Runs fundraising page!
St. Jude Runs is more than a run — I’m going the distance to support the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.®
This year marks 14 consecutive years of me running for the kids and families of St. Jude. I have experienced the negative impacts of childhood cancer both personally and professionally. The emotional and psychological impact these diseases have on families is monumental, and that is to say nothing of the potential financial implications associated with treatment. However, thanks to St. Jude, the families of these children do not have to worry about the cost of such treatments, focusing instead only on the well-being of the child. Race, creed, religion, gender - none of these issues matter to these ailments, and likewise, none of it matters to the St. Jude organization. The only thing that truly matters is helping these kids and these families feel safe and loved while attempting to find a cure for childhood cancer.
Thanks to donors like us and events like this run, St. Jude is able to cover the costs of treatments for the patient and housing for these families. The monies we raise also go toward research so that hopefully someday we can eradicate these horrible illnesses, allowing children to live the longer, fuller lives for which we all hope and pray. Each year, we make more and more progress on this front, and I hope to be around to see the culmination of all of these efforts in the future.
Please help me assist these children and their families as they deal with such life-altering health issues. No amount is too small, and every donation is greatly appreciated.