Signing up for a marathon/half marathon is a big commitment by itself. The moment you hit click you sometimes gulp at the thought of all the training that is involved and it can seem like a very daunting task.
The other day I received an email from St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital asking if I wanted to be one of “St. Jude’s Heroes” - basically raise money for St. Jude’s while I train for Rock n Roll Arizona.
I was already signed up and paid (committed to the race), but something clicked. I realized I could make the extra effort to fundraise and potentially help families get medical help for their kids.
I know what it’s like to have a child with medical needs and lots of bills. However, we are fortunate to have excellent insurance and it has not been a burden. No family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food at St. Judes — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
It costs $2 million a day to operate St. Jude. 70% of the funds come from the public. That means your donation, no matter what the size, will help!
The race is less than 12 weeks away! If you are interested in helping me reach my fundraising goal of $500, Please visit my fundraising page. Every little bit helps! Even if it’s just $5 you would spend on your morning latte.
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!