BENEFITING: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
ORGANIZER: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Dear Friends, Family and Fellow Crowdrisers,
I have been training for the upcoming TCS NYC Marathon and some have asked me why I decided to do this. Well, it began with a challenge that I wanted to achieve for myself personally, but along the way, I have met so many amazing and inspiring runners and discovered an amazing community of individuals who have helped to motivate me and to see a bigger picture than just this one marathon or myself.
I have met average individuals who give back to their team mates, to others in need and individuals who face their own daily physical challenges, yet still volunteer and assist others in need. Just to share a few stories, I have met someone who just recovered from breast cancer less than a year ago and she is running in this marathon to bring awareness. I also met someone who has a blood disease and needs treatments on a regular basis, yet she is running as an Achilles Guide helping another individual to complete the marathon. These are just a few of the amazing people whom I have had the luck to meet over the past year.
Please join me in just giving a little of our fortunate lives to those in need. I have chosen to support the St. Jude's Heroes Team who supports the Research Hospital in finding a cure for cancer and other deadly diseases for kids. Through the generous support of people like you, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.