Friday, April 17, 2015

Dopey for St Jude's

From the St. Jude's Heros Website:

Do more with your race. Be a Hero, and run for the kids of St. Jude.

After debating whether or not I would run Dopey this year, I came to a decision.  I wanted to run it.  And I wanted to run it for a cause.  There are several organizations that are sponsored during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, but it seems that none reach out to me like St. Jude's Research Hospital.  

According to their website, this is the mission of St. Jude's:

"The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay."

As a mother, I cannot imagine the heartache of learning my child needs medical care like the children of St Jude do.  I cannot imagine the helplessness those parents feel.  Isn't it wonderful that if their child has to go to St. Jude, they know paying the bill is not something to worry about?

In 2015, I ran the Dopey Challenge.  Over the next few months, my blog will turn into a stroll down memory lane, along with spotlights of the children of St. Jude's Research Hospital.  

For those of you who do not know, the Dopey Challenge during Walt Disney World's Marathon Weekend is a 4 day challenge for a total of 48.6 miles.  On Thursday, runners run a 5K, of Friday a 10K, on Saturday a half marathon, and on Sunday the Marathon.  I won't lie.  It's not for the faint of heart.  But it also is a few days of pain that is nothing next to what the children of St. Jude's live through daily.

So, I ask all of my followers to pray for my fundraising goal of $2500.  Please also, give to St. Jude's.  You won't regret it.  My personal fundraising page will be at the end.