50 Races in 50 Weeks for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

I have made a huge running commitment that both excites me, but also terrifies me a little. I will be running 50 races in 50 weeks to raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It is a cause that I feel a personal calling to help. 

Fundraising is HARD! I have ran as a charity runner in the past and it is not easy to do. Asking people for money is tough, BUT I don’t care that it is hard. I am going to do it anyways because a child dying from cancer is not acceptable. I want to say up front that I am not raising money to secure my bibs for these races. I am securing all of them on my own. The money I am raising is going straight to help end childhood cancer. PLEASE consider donating. Every dollar counts.

Think of it, if you give up Starbucks just for one week, that $25 to help find a cure.

Did you know that at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital the littlest patients are pulled around in red wagons instead of a wheelchair? Did you know that the donation of $100 can provide a new red wagon? 

Here is my 50 Races in 50 Weeks for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fundraising Page

Running for St. JudeI am kicking off the 50 races starting with race number 1 being the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer September 22 in San Francisco. It is a 5k and my #LittleMonkey will be participating with me. Want to join the team in San Francisco? Here is the link. Join my team in San Francisco here.

The following weekend on September 30th, I will be heading to San Diego to run the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer that is taking place at Liberty Station. Join my team in San Diego here

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and there are St. Jude Walk/Runs all over the courtly. Many of them are this Saturday, September 22, 2018. I encourage you to sign up and participate as well!

Here is a partial list of the 50 races in 50 weeks I plan on running. (More to be added when they are finalized). 

  1. St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer San Francisco- September 22
  2. Little Wharf 3-Miler- September 29
  3. St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer San Diego- September 30
  4. Rock ‘n’ Roll San Joe 5k- October 6
  5. Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose Half Marathon- October 7
  6. The East Bay 510k (use code RepresentEC for discount on registration)- October 14
  7. Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles- October 28
  8. Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas 5k- November 10
  9. Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon- November 11
  10. DC Wonder Woman San Diego- November 18
  11. Turkey Trot- November 22
  12. St. Jude Memphis Marathon- December 1
  13. Santa Run Silicon Valley- December 16
  14. Walt Disney World 5k- January 10
  15. Walt Disney World 10k- January 11
  16. Walt Disney World Half Marathon- January 12
  17. Walt Disney World Marathon- January 13
  18. Pasadena Half Marathon- January 20
  19. The 408k (use code RepresentEC for discount on registration)- February 3
  20. Disney Princess 5k- February 22
  21. Disney Princess 10k- February 23
  22. Disney Princess Half Marathon- February 24
  23. San Jose St. Paddy’s Day Run- March 17
  24. LA Big 5k- March 23
  25. Los Angeles Marathon- March 24
  26. Rock ‘n’ Roll San Francisco Half Marathon- April 7
  27. Silicon Valley 5k- April 27
  28. Silicon Valley Half Marathon- April 28
  29. OC 5k- May 4
  30. OC Half Marathon- May 5
  31. Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego 5k- June 1
  32. Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon- June 2

At the hospital there is the patient art ABC wall.  This is what one patient created for Y. 

St Jude ABC Patient Art WallNo child should have to die. Please consider donating today to help end childhood cancer. I am running to make a difference and bring awareness, but I need your help. One donation is great! A donation every time I run a race would be so encouraging. A set monthly amount is awesome. Again, every dollar counts!  Think of all the donation options that would work for you. Thank you so much for your love, support, encouragement, and let’s end childhood cancer together.  

Click Here To Donate

Some of you might remember that in the beginning of August I visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.  I spent two days on campus and felt a calling inside me to help even deeper than I had in the past. 

Did you know you can sign up to be part of St. Jude Heroes and run to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital too? Click here to check out my post about 10 reasons to run for charity. 

Danny Thomas Statue at St.Jude Hospital There is a bust sculpture of Danny Thomas at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and I was told that it is suppose to be good luck to rub his nose, so I did. With 50 races in 50 weeks I can use all the luck I can get and support from you all to make it successful.

Stay tuned for more updates and ways to help. 

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