WOW!!! I had no idea that I would reach my original goal so quickly! Thank you to all my family and friends who are supporting me by donating to this very worthy cause.
In September I'm riding my Harley from my home in Wood Dale, IL to Peoria, IL to meet up with my daughter and dozens of other riders. I'm very excited to be making this ride with my daughter this year (her 6th St. Jude Ride, my first). The Peoria group will head out very early Thursday morning, September 9, ride to Dyersburg, TN, and meet up with several other groups that are riding in from other areas. Then Friday morning, our combined groups will finish the ride together as one big group, to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's campus in Memphis, TN. There we will present a check to the hospital, supporting their life saving mission of finding cures for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Unfortunately, due to Covid, we won't be able to take a hospital tour this year, but we all understand, and are just happy to do our part to help these kids!
And in case you didn't know, every dollar donated goes directly to the Hospital. All riders pay their own way for hotels, meals, and gas for our bikes. If you haven't already donated, please consider supporting me by donating to this wonderful cause.
How your donation helps:
- 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. We won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. 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.
Thank you for your support! Together we can help St. Jude change the world.