Juan and Javier. Bridget. Bertha. Avery and Macey. Abi. Elechi. Kaden. Pete. Jennings. Luke. Erika. Emily.
They're all patients of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital whose stories I've gotten to know in the last year since I started work as a writer at the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC), the fundraising and awareness organization of St. Jude. They didn't all make it.
That’s why I’ve signed up to raise money for the St. Jude Walk/Run again this year. On Sept. 24, 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.
Will you please donate to help me reach my goal?
Since its founding 60 years ago, 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.