Together, nothing is impossible. That’s why I’ve signed up to fundraise for the St. Jude Walk/Run to help find cures for childhood cancer.
Since its founding more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from 20 percent when their doors first opened to more than 80 percent today—but there is still work to be done. And because St. Jude freely shares their discoveries, every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
Cancer is insidious. Each of us has lost someone special to cancer at some point in our lives. As unfair and awful as it is for anyone to experience, the trauma of cancer is magnified when a child is the one suffering from the disease.
Health care is a controversial issue in the U.S. in part because it is so expensive. When the diagnosis is childhood cancer, the cost of treatment can be tens of thousands of dollars and up. But families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
That’s why I’m walking and fundraising for St. Jude again this year — to help save more children’s lives. Will you support me with a donation to my fundraising page today?
Together, we can help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude. Together, we can help treat kids from all 50 states and around the world. Together, nothing is impossible.