Dear friends, family, colleagues, and acquaintances,
On September 12th, I registered as a St. Jude Hero for the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Half Marathon on December 3rd, 2017. After approximately three months of strenuous training, I completed the 13.1 miles in 1 hour: 54 minutes : 19 seconds. Throughout my journey, I’m proud to say that I was part of an exclusive group of dedicated athletes committed to raising funds for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
I was thrilled to be running for the kids of St. Jude and blessed to receive support in reaching goals of $500 and $1,000. As of December 10th, 2017, we’ve raised $1,310! Each donation ensures 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.
- $500 provides one platelet transfusion. During chemotherapy, the platelet count of patients can drop dangerously low levels so these are essential for treatment.
- $500 provides one hour of physical therapy. Physical therapy is provided to patients because children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases may develop developmental, cognitive or physical impairments as a result of their illnesses and their treatments.
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
Let’s conquer childhood cancer and challenge ourselves to help go even further than $1,310! Will you help the St. Jude children by making a donation today? Every dollar makes a difference! Donations accepted through January 4th, 2018.
A big thank you to those who have donated thus far.
Find Your Motivation. #NeverGiveUP
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