September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. As you probably know, our daughter, Ellory, was diagnosed with a brain tumor when she was 7 years old. Our family went through a very scary time in our lives. Thankfully Ellory's doctor in Charlotte referred her to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. There she received 6 weeks of radiation treatment and 10 years of MRI’s, checkups with her doctors, and special care. Since then she's had the opportunity of returning to St. Jude to participate in their LIFE Study to help doctors learn about former patients' long term treatment effects.
Ellory is now a healthy adult survivor. It's been 21 years since she was diagnosed and underwent treatment. We know, as a family, just how blessed we are. And how fortunate that we were directed to St. Jude.
The stakes are high, and time is of the essence. Every day, children worldwide are dying of cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Who has the intellect, the drive and the know-how to save them? The problem is too great for governments or international philanthropic organizations to handle alone. So two years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital stepped into the gap.
Your donation will help ensure 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. Plus, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries, and every child saved at St. Jude means thousands more children saved around the world, including in your own community.
I, and my family, will be participating in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer on September 12 on our own because of Covid restrictions. If you feel willing to donate toward this very worth cause, please visit the following link or send me a check made out to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Run/Walk at the following address. Thank you in advance for what you are willing and able to do. God bless!!
633 King Edward Road
Charlotte, NC 28211