Recently, childhood cancer has been making headlines. My hope would be that one day, childhood cancer will make the news because someone has found a cure. In the meantime, the reasons for the news reports are disheartening, and quite scary for parents whose children are battling cancer. There is currently a nationwide shortage of Methotrexate, one of the key chemotherapies for treating children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). A shortage of this drug can be devastating to a patient's "road map" of their treatment. Scary.
As I'm sure most of you know, St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis, TN is one of the leading researchers in new cancer drugs for children. I am sure they are doing their very best to battle this shortage and make sure that children with ALL and other cancers are getting the drugs they need to fight this awful disease.
St. Jude's relies heavily on contributions from people like you and me. They also get a lot of fundraising through amazing people who run marathons and half marathons on behalf of the hospital. Running a half marathon seems... overwhelming and pretty much impossible to me. But I have several friends who do it every year. And my hat's off to them! :)
On April 28th, my friend Laura is running the Nashville Country Music Half Marathon. She is running as a St. Jude Hero. I think that now, more than ever, we need to band together and help St. Jude help all the kids fighting cancer. You can help by donating to Laura's fundraising page. It's easy to do and every dollar counts. Let's help Laura meet her goal! Thanks Laura, for running for cancer warriors everywhere!