My Family became involved with St. Jude in 1982 when David, My younger brother was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). He received his initial treatment at St. Jude in Memphis and after he was in remission, he was able to have his weekly treatments in Peoria at the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. He fought the cancer for 3 years but did not win, David was seven. My family knows and saw first hand that he received the best possible care from St. Jude Children's Hospital.
This will be my 21st year going along on the Memphis to Peoria Run as part of the support team of chefs. The chefs provide all the meals for the runners. This year 170 runners and 10 chefs will make the 465-mile trek back in 3 1/2 days leaving St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis TN on Aug 3rd ending in Peoria Il with a telethon on Aug 6th at the Peoria Civic Center.
I hope I can continue to count on your support so that we can someday celebrate the ultimate victory, THAT NO CHILD WILL DIE IN THE DAWN OF LIFE.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE