BENEFITING: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
EVENT: Swim for Them 2016
EVENT DATE: Oct 22, 2016
I want to raise money for Saint Jude's Children Hospital, an organization with its headquarters located in Tennessee that focuses on giving kids the care that they need that they can't afford. Saint Jude's is such an excellent organization because they are making the biggest changes in helping kids with cancer, which as most of you may know, is very difficult to treat, let alone cure. They have helped so many beacause of generous people who were able to spare some money to help out these poor kids. So many stories from this organization are amazing and inspiring. In fact, I have an inspiring story of my own. I had a family member that passed away due to cancer. He was my cousin from a country in Eastern Europe called Romania, and his name was Andrei. Andrei was very nice and sweet and he always liked to play and just enjoy life. Whenever I visited him, he would love to play sports and run around and eat form the huge garden that he had at his house. He was not even a teenager when I last visited him in Romania. Before I was able to see him again, he died at the age of 15 due to Lymphatic Cancer. The disease was very rare and researchers have not yet discovered many treatments, let alone cures. Before he passed away, the doctors let him go home and enjoy the outdoors with the time left that he had. The doctors did not have enough time nor money to help that poor boy out. Many diseases and children like this exist in the world today; however, if you dontate whatever amount you can spare to my charity, it will go straight to Saint Jude's and it will help kids like Andrei not suffer the same fate that Andrei did. There are so many inspiring stories form Saint Jude's about kids who were able to beat cancer due to generous donors. If you go to Saint Jude's website, you can see so many of these stories. Most of these children would have no chance of surviving without the help of generous donors. So please, please, please, if you are able to spare ANY money at all, these kids would greatly appreciate it. I will be swimming my heart out for them!