Why I Support St. Jude.
This September, I'm joining the nationwide movement to honor Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and support those who need us most -- the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
On April 22, 2014, our family suffered the most devastating loss of our beautiful, young warrior, Alanna Marcotte. Alanna fought THREE separate battles with cancer before leaving this world and our lives will never be the same without her. We fight in her honor and to carry out her legacy. We fight so that some day NO CHILD WILL DIE FROM CHILDHOOD CANCER!
St. Jude gave our family hope when all hope was gone. They gave us one more precious year with Alanna, which we otherwise would not have had. Please help us give back to St. Jude. Their work is tireless and it’s only through our support that their mission is possible. Can I count on your donation to help me reach my goal?
When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered incurable. Since then, treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent. And because St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
Thank you for supporting me and the lifesaving work happening at St. Jude today. Let’s cure childhood cancer. Together.