Thank you for visiting my St. Jude Runs fundraising page!
Most of you who know me, know why I run. St. Jude saved my wife's life. When my wife Dawn was just 9 years old she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. She was immediately flown to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN to begin her treatment. She completed two and a half years of intense chemotherapy and was off treatment for a little less than a year when she relapsed, her cancer came back. Once again Dawn had to return to therapy. This time was much more intense. Her relapse chemotherapy protocol was not successful, and it was quickly determined that her only chance at survival was to have a bone marrow transplant. By the Grace of God Dawn's youngest brother, Christopher, was a perfect match for a bone marrow transplant. In October of 1993 Dawn had a successful bone marrow transplant at St. Jude which led to a cure for her cancer.
It was because of Dawn's experience that I have become involved with St. Jude. Dawn and I were fortunate enough to move to Memphis in 2014 and work at St. Jude, witnessing miracles every day. Unfortunately, we also witnessed the reason that we must go on striving to find cures. So many children have been lost due to catastrophic diseases, and there is still so much work to do. I have participated in the Memphis to Peoria Run for 10 years, Princeville to Peoria one year, and this year marks my 3rd year running Eureka to Peoria for St. Jude.
St. Jude Runs is more than a run. In fact, there is a well-known saying, "The St. Jude run isn't just a running event, it's a fundraising event that we run for."
Every dollar makes an impact, and I need your help to reach my goal! Can I count on your donation to help the kids of St. Jude?
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened 60 years ago— but there is still work to be done.
St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer, and neither will I. Will you support me by making a donation today? Let’s cross the finish line together!