Friday, May 21, 2010

St Jude Memphis Marathon!

You may have noticed the St Jude Marathon info on the side of my page. Well, I officially registered to run the marathon (26.2 miles!) on December 4. I also signed up to participate in the Heroes program, which gives me the opportunity to raise additional funds for the children of St Jude Hospital.

Please consider making a donation to St Jude Hospital. You can click the image on the sidebar or this link to make a contribution online:
St Jude Children's Hospital Donation Form

If you're interested in learning a little bit about St Jude, here is some info from their website.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
About 5,700 active patients are seen at St. Jude yearly, most of whom are treated on a continuing outpatient basis as part of ongoing research programs. The hospital also has 78 beds for patients requiring hospitalization during treatment. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world.
St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas and opened on February 4, 1962. St. Jude is supported primarily by donations raised by its national fundraising organization, ALSAC, which was established by Danny Thomas expressly for the purpose of funding St. Jude.

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