Why I’m Walking for St. Jude

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

“Every child you encounter is a divine appointment.” Wess Stafford, President, Compassion International

Two weeks ago my husband and I were a attending an event at the Boys and Girls club and one of the speakers mentioned her fundraising campaign for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Her story about how her neighbor’s son was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia just brought me to tears. Little Brian, with the help of St. Jude had beat the odds and is living a normal, healthy life. I’ve been donating to St. Jude for years, but never knew any children personally who has endured this kind of life challenge.

After this woman finished her speech my husband and I immediately looked at each other. “I want to walk!” I exclaimed. As so our journey began. I started researching the success rate statistics of St. Jude and what I found was pretty astonishing. I had no idea that no family ever pays St. Jude for anything, and in the past five years 81 cents of every dollar received has supported the research and treatment at St. Jude. More statistics can be found here.

My eagerness to help became a motivating factor to raise whatever I could for this cause. So, on November 23 we are participating in a walk to support the life-changing research for St. Jude. In times that we may doubt the love of humanity, children are the heart of all that is pure, forthright and kind.

Please show your support today!

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  • Last Saturday I had a professional recording done as I was being interviewed and when asked what one of my goal was for building my business, my reply was to be able to donate a semi load of money to St Jude’s. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • Hi Ernie,

      Thank you so much for your comment. It is also an intention of mine to donate a substantial amount of money to St. Jude as well. It’s a wonderful cause to help with their life-changing research.