BENEFITING: HavenHouse St. Louis
ORGANIZER: HavenHouse St. Louis
EVENT: 2013 GO! For A Cause
EVENT DATE: Apr 07, 2013
When I applied for HavenHouse to be a part of the GO! for a Cause program, I vowed that I would enter the half marathon if we were accepted. I do not love exercising but I do love HavenHouse, so here we are!
HavenHouse St. Louis provides the comfort of home and a community of support to patients and their loved ones traveling to St. Louis for medical care. We serve ALL ages, ALL illnesses, from all medical centers.
I am excited to challenge myself to 13.1 miles and I am proud to be supporting such a wonderful organization. As I begin the training process and start inching my way forward, I will keep HavenHouse patients and loved ones in the forefront of my mind. Each time I think I can't run another mile, I will think about the little kids that walk by my office, the kids who have lost all their hair, but are proudly wearing smiles because they have just completed another day of chemo or radiation. I will think about all the babies, kiddos, parents and grandparents I have gotten to meet during their stays at HavenHouse, many times for life-saving cures. Talk about a daily reminder of how lucky I am to have a healthy family!
Thank you for taking the time to read a little about why this event is so important to me! I hope you will find it in your heart to give a gift to families staying at HavenHouse. Families pay a minimal cost of $35 per day for to cover lodging meals, and transportation. No gift is ever too small.