In honor of Meghan Kathleen Ledford
October 22, 1993-August 24,
To honor our daughter, Meghan Kathleen Ledford, and raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, we are hosting a ten day motorcycle trip across the Southeast U.S. in summer 2019. We hope you will be able to join us for the 2nd Semi-Annual event.
Meghan was born October 22, 1993, Chris & Theresa’s second child. Meghan was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) on Friday, May 13, 1994 and was admitted to Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta. After four months of chemotherapy, she went into remission. A year later, she relapsed and received a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, Meghan relapsed after the transplant and passed away August 24, 1995. She was 22 months old.
About the Ride
The ride is open to anyone who would like to participate. We’ll begin and end in Kennesaw, Ga., and we expect to cover more than 2,000 miles with stops in Asheville, NC, Lexington & Louisville, KY on the Bourbon Trail and Memphis & Nashville, Tenn.; among other locations. The ride will take place between July 17 and July 27, 2019.
One thing is for sure, we’ll have a big welcome home party at the end.
St. Jude is providing administrative support for the ride, including setting up a master fundraising page with links to individual rider pages that will offer updates and the ability to track their progress via GPS.
Riders will be responsible for all individual trip expenses, including hotel, meals, fuel. Additionally, riders will be asked to raise approximately $5,000 for St. Jude through their network of friends and business associates. In 2017, we raised over $25,000 and hope to raise $30,000 in 2019.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Everything we do is centered on our mission: Finding cures. Saving children. And families never receive a bill from St. Jude. We pay for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
By sharing our knowledge freely and exchanging ideas openly, we’re inspiring more collaboration between doctors and researchers worldwide, and, as a result, more lifesaving treatments for children everywhere. At St. Jude, we won’t give up. We do everything possible to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
A Wonderful Opportunity to Leave Your Mark…
One person can make a difference, as late entertainer Danny Thomas proved by founding St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Because of his vision, cancers once considered hopeless are now curable. Danny’s “Star of Hope” has enabled children who had no hope to live to adulthood.
With your support, we can help St. Jude continue working toward Danny’s dream of a day when “no child shall die in the dawn of life.” Seize this opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a child and count yourself as a partner in hope with St. Jude and my family.
- Chris Ledford
Questions can be directed to Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-794-7461.