Friends, family, and anyone reading this...
After my trip back to St. Jude in September 2018 to participate in the Long Term Follow Up Study (LTFU), I decided that at some point I needed to give back to the hospital that saved my life.
I'm grateful to have people in my life that are supportive of St. Jude as well, and do so by supporting the yearly runs into the annual telethon. Unfortunately, I'm not a runner, nor am I in a place to have a run available. To add insult to injury, an ankle injury in October of 2019 probably stopped me from running.
With that being said, I decided to reach out to the organizers of the telethon to get involved as a VIP to answer phone calls and take donations over the phone. Welcome to 202 where we're ina global pandemic, and it has changed how things will operate this year. I won't be going to Peoria to make this happen, but will be doing it all online instead.
I urge you to give any amount you can, but only if you can. I understand that not everyone is able to do so, and that's ok. You can also support me by sharing this to your friends and family. Getting the message out there is just as good as a monetary donation.
Here is 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.