As you may know by now, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is my favorite charity. I ran in the 2012 Memphis St. Jude Half Marathon and raised over $600 for the kids of St. Jude.
This year, my goal is even loftier! Not only am I raising funds as a charity athlete for the 2013 Memphis St. Jude Half Marathon, but I’m also running as a charity athlete for the 2014 Disney Princess Glass Slipper Challenge. This means that I will be raising almost $4000 for the kids of St. Jude.
It costs over $1.8 million a day for St. Jude to operate. Why so much? St. Jude never bills patients or their families for anything! No patient is ever turned away due to their inability to pay. St. Jude covers the cost of anything insurance does not cover. Not only that, but they also provide assistance to patients and their families for housing, groceries, transportation, entertainment, and the list goes on and on. Whatever the need, St. Jude fills it. In addition, it is the leading children’s research hospital in the nation, which means they are also finding cures. It truly is an amazing organization.
As some of you know, I ran as Jasmine in the 2013 Disney Princess Half Marathon, and she is my favorite princess. I thought it would be fun to have an Aladdin-inspired virtual run. It’s not a race because there will be no winners based on times. Everyone is a winner and gets a unique, custom medal for this specific event.
The kids of St. Jude are winners because your participation will go a long way towards helping the mission of finding cures and saving children. So, welcome to the Magic Carpet Run. You can choose your distance, 5k or 10k, and since the medal is the same for both distances, you don’t even have to decide until you are doing your run. If at least 100 participants register, everyone will also receive a bonus koozie commemorating the event.
The cost for the run is $20 per participant, and that includes shipping! This event will close out on August 15, and all medals will be mailed in mid-September.
Register for the run using PayPal by clicking on the Buy Now button below. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to St. Jude. If you don’t want to run and you still want to help the kids of St. Jude, you can make your 100% tax deductible donation here on my personal fund-raising page.
Have you ever participated in a virtual run before?
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