Thursday, May 30, 2013

St. Jude Memphis Marathon:

It's Marathon time! That's right. I signed up to run my first marathon. It's been a goal of mine for a while now (see here) and together with my lovely running pals, I've committed. We're in it now. 

We've chosen to do the St. Jude Marathon on December 7, 2013 in Memphis. And we've chosen to raise $500 each for the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. If you'd like to, you can support St. Jude (and me) here.

And in case you were wondering, here is how your donation helps:

  • Thanks to donors like you, no family ever pays for anything, including lodging, food, and travel
  • St. Jude's will continue to improve treatment of childhood cancer and other deadly diseases through its groundbreaking research
  • For every child treated at St. Jude's, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries
Take a look at what your donation could provide to the kids and families of St. Judes:
  • Infant care for 10 babies -- $50
  • Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and "coming off chemo" -- $75
  • Toys for patients -- $100
  • Meals in the hospital cafeteria -- $210
  • One day of oxygen -- $447
  • Child-sized wheelchair -- $700
  • Airfare for a parent and child -- $1,000
Please consider joining me in support of the children of St. Jude's by making a donation. No amount is too small and every little bit helps!

Please visit my St. Jude's fundraising page to make a donation:

Thanks for your support! And stay tuned for our training updates.

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