I chose the St. Jude Marathon for a few reasons.
First of all... St. Jude's mission:
… to find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases through research and treatment. And no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.Certainly a mission worth getting behind.
Second...I have two healthy Little Ladies. I'm incredibly thankful that I'm not in need of St. Jude's services, I pray every day that I never will be. I'd very much like to help support the families less fortunate than mine.
Third...(and this is a biggie) We lost my grandmother on my Dad's side a couple of years ago. We call her Meme (pronounced MEM-ay). Meme's very favorite charity was St. Jude. She donated to them every month. She never forgot about the kids.
I will run the St. Jude Marathon. I'll smile. I'll cry. I'll high-five all of the kiddos.
I'll run to celebrate those who are fighting, to give thanks for my blessings and to honor Meme's memory.
I've pledged to raise $500 for St. Jude, but I'd love to raise much more than that. If you have a few extra dollars in your wallet and would like to donate to St. Jude, every little bit helps. It's certainly going to a worthy cause.
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