Luke talked me into letting him sign up for the Rock and Roll Chicago half marathon. The race is this Sunday, and he's running for St. Jude. Here's his blurb from his fundraising page (some words his, some suggested by St. Jude):
I am running the Rock and Roll Chicago half marathon as a St. Jude Hero! I have chosen to run for a reason bigger than myself by fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude. You probably already know that I've been affected by cancer myself. I’m so thankful that I am doing so well and that I am healthy enough to run. I haven't been treated at St. Jude, but my case was evaluated by the doctors there. If they had anything different to offer, I could have gone there for free. I hope to never need any new treatment, but if I do, we will check with St. Jude again. They are trying some new things for rhabdomyosarcoma, and I really hope they find something that works.
I am planning to cross the finish line on race day and with your donation we can cross the fundraising finish line together. Did you know:
- 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.
- St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
- 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 they won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
Please click here if you'd like to help me reach my goal. Even when the race is over, the fight to end childhood cancer continues.