Competing for St. Jude
A very long time ago, I used to swim. This blog was even known as LOLZthatswim…long story short, I swam for 15 years. I used to swim with Matt. I use the term swim because he was far faster and I drafted off of him most of the time. Anyways, Matt is currently training for a triathlon in NYC this summer. He is racing for charity. Matt is such an incredible athlete and personal friend I was honored he asked me to promote this on my blog.
If you were interested in donating for such an incredible cause and help him reach his goal of 3500 dollars I know he would appreciate it and I know St. Jude would also appreciate it too. As most people (including myself know), healthcare is expensive…to be able to receive treatment for free is almost unheard of. 70% of the budget for St. Jude comes from donations.
I am a current student at the University of Virginia where I serve as the treasurer of the Virginia Triathlon Team. This summer, I will be competing in the NYC Triathlon as a St. Jude Hero. This means that as I swim, bike, and run through the streets of NYC, I will be competing for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. My goal is to raise $3,500 prior to the race, and I hope y’all will consider helping me in my efforts. Every contribution will directly benefit the research and treatment efforts of St. Jude.
In case you haven’t heard about St. Jude Children’s Hospital, it is a pediatric facility that is responsible for helping to push the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80% since opening in 1962.
What is even more impressive is that they have done this without charging any of their patients. When a family goes to St. Jude’s they never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing, or food.
The daily cost of running the hospital is approximately $2 million, and about 70% of this budget comes from public donors like you! I hope that you’ll consider supporting my goal by following the link below to make a contribution to St. Jude!
Follow this link to visit my fundraising page where you can track my progress and learn more!
Thanks for your time! (And thanks Hollie for the help!)