I have decided to run my first full marathon (the 2015 Chicago Marathon), but I want to do more than run — I want to help run St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. That’s why I’m committed to raising funds as a St. Jude Hero. I’m ready to go the distance, but I need your support.
It costs $2 million a day to operate St. Jude. Did you know that 70% of the funds come from the public? That means your donation, no matter what the size, will help! And do you know that 0% of it comes from those seeking treatment? Instead of charging those fighting cancer, St. Jude treats them (in the most amazing setting you can imagine) and lets them focus on healing rather than where they will find the money for their child to beat their disease. That’s why I want to help and am asking others to join in.
Thanks to donors like you, no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. As parents, St. Jude has been a charity we support in my family, so I couldn’t think of a better charity to run for.
I started with a goal is $1,200, and nearing $3,500 now against a new goal of $4,000. The marathon isn’t until October, so there’s time to hit that $4,000 mark, and to set a new, higher goal! I want to ask you, the reader of this post, to consider joining in the fight. A $5 donation helps. A dollar per mile ($26.20) helps. Everything literally helps because each dollar raised is another dollar a family doesn’t need to worry about finding when they just want their child to live.
If you can, consider donating today! Thank you for helping me run St. Jude!