In this week’s Free Lance-Star Column, I shared about my efforts to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. I will be running 19.3 over two days with the St. Jude Heroes team during the Disney Pixie Dust Challenge over Mother’s Day weekend.
While I will be running for all of the children and families at St. Jude, I have chosen to run in honor of one child in particular. Many of you are familiar with Josh Hardy’s story. You will remember the national headlines and of how his family fought a battle to allow Josh to receive an experimental drug that would save his life.
Josh has been a patient at St. Jude for several years now. Sadly, Josh is currently hospitalized and on a ventilator at St. Jude due to an infection that has caused breathing issues.
I am so inspired by this families strength, determination, and most of all their faith and I am honored to be able to run in Josh’s name.
No family is ever charged for any service received at St. Jude. Your donation will allow parents to focus on helping their children to get well, instead of worrying about how they are going to pay the bills.
Would you please join me in supporting these families by sponsoring me as I run 19.3 miles over two days? It is going to be a challenge, but it will be nothing compared to what the children and families at St. Jude face every day.