2018 St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

2018 St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

^This is the face of someone who’s really pumped & motivated to be participating in the 2018 fundraising efforts for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer happening this September – which is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

You may already be familiar with St. Jude, and just in case, I’ve included a bit more information about this incredible organization below. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer or other life-threatening diseases, and has pushed the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% when it first opened its doors to over 80% today.

Since my company’s involvement with St. Jude in 2012, we’ve been able to raise and donate over $85K directly benefiting St. Jude families and their patients. This year, our goal is to raise $15K as a small but mighty team of 12, which would put us over the $100K mark. I mean…whoa.

So, today I’m blogging to simply invite you to be a part of what we’re building. I have a personal goal to raise $1,000 and my employer will  MATCH all funds raised over $1,000.

To put things into perspective, it will cost the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 1 BILLION dollars this year to run its life-saving operation. Every single gift matters and makes a difference in saving a child’s life.

IF I’m the top fundraiser on my team, I’ll also have the opportunity to travel down to Memphis with the owner of my company in December. I’ll get to see first-hand the work that St. Jude is doing and even meet some of its patients!

This is something that’s dear to my heart, and I would be so grateful for any contribution that you see fit to make towards our team campaign. 

You can visit my donation page here.

 

ABOUT ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL®

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Together, we’re helping them drive the overall survival rate of childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. Each year, supporters nationwide join together in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. This family-friendly walk/run helps raise funds to support the lifesaving mission of the hospital, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food. It commences in September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, with local events happening across the country and right here in Hampton Roads. We’ve proudly earned the #1 fundraiser spot in Hampton Roads for the past 5 years. It makes us feel alive to join arms with others in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We invite you to join our 2018 team, donate to our team’s efforts and/or learn more about the hospital and how you can get involved, too. St. Jude is Finding cures. Saving children. ®

Thanks for your time in reading this and I’ll be sure to keep you updated on our progress as we approach September!

x, Kaitlyn

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