I did it again. I signed up for another race as a St. Jude Hero. Every year I say I'm not going to sign up. Every year I do.
This time I am taking on The Dark Side Challenge and like the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge this is right up my my nerdy alley. I tend to favor the bad guys. So how fitting is it for me to combine both my love of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital while getting to be bad at the same time.
So why do I run for St. Jude?
Why do I continually force myself out of my comfort zone? Especially when I can just pay the runDisney race fees and call it good?
Because I can help, even if my efforts are a just a tiny drop in the bucket, I know I've helped.
The awkward uncomfortable stretching of myself that happens every when year I ask people to donate is nothing compared to what the children and the families of St. Jude face daily, even hourly. I can make myself uncomfortable for however long it takes to make a difference for the families of St. Jude.
I run for St. Jude because I believe that they are fighting for cures. They are fighting the ultimate dark side, childhood cancer.
I run for St. Jude because no family should ever have to worry about the cost of care for their child. No one should worry about bills or insurance. They just need to focus on their child.
St. Jude provides Hope. Hope for a cure. Who doesn't want to help provide hope?
I am asking you to consider donating to my St. Jude fundraiser this year. Together let's help St. Jude defeat the Dark Side.
If you are interested in supporting me this year my personal fundraising link here. Or heroes.stjude.org/suzanneran.