Monday, August 10, 2015

Making Miles Matter Part 2

Since I wrote last week about what I wanted to do with my August miles.  One of my running in honor of warriors gained his angel wings.  He was a local boy to me and while I did not know him or his family, I have friends who did.

Something his mother said in one of her Caring Bridge posts shortly before he gained his wings really resonated with me...
"We would so appreciate you remembering and honoring by doing what you can to further pediatric cancer research so that one day no child or family has to live this incomprehensible nightmare."

That was the impetus for this month's making my miles matter.  But I have decided to take it up one notch. So with all of that being said, I have decided that for every mile I run this month, I am going to personally donate $1.00 per mile to my fundraiser.

Here's where you come in.  Would you please consider donating a mile or two also?  It doesn't have to be much.  Every donation coupled with mine will be such a help. I'm not just talking about helping me make my goal.  I'm talking about helping St. Jude to continue doing what they are doing and providing hope, groundbreaking care and research for those that need it.

For reference last month, I ran 85 miles.  This month, I'm already at 27.62 miles (will be evening it up tonight because I'm OCD that way).  My goal is for at least 90 miles.

Who wants to help out? Just one dollar per mile.Will add up.  My donation page can be found here

or the direct link:

Every donation made in the month of August will be entered in to win a $25.00 gift card of their choosing.

Thanks as always for your support.  

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Making My August Miles Matter

Last month, I set a goal for myself to hit 60 miles for the month.  It was a huge jump in mileage for me from ten miles the previous month.  It was a way for me to get off my posterior and take some time to re-establish my running routine.  Dopey training is coming up soon, soon.  So I'd rather start that with a good base.  Not only did I hit 60 miles - I smashed past it to 85. Which I am fairly certain is a record for me while not actively training.

I have been trying to think of a goal for this month to keep me motivated and to press on and maybe even surpass the 85 mile goal for this month.  I think I have found it.  As you all know I am currently fundraising for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as a St. Jude Hero. I've done all sorts of drawings and fundraisers and will continue to do so until November.  But for the month of August, all of my miles will be in honor of the children and families at St. Jude.  Either in honor of or in memory of someone.

Did you know pediatric cancer research is granted only 4% in government funds? That's why the work at St. Jude is so vital.
The numbers are devastating but the funding is not there. 
 St. Jude's goal is simple, "We won't stop until no child dies from cancer."

Not only does St. Jude provide their services for free, they also provide and share groundbreaking research throughout the world.

I've said this before, but St. Jude provides so many things, but most importantly they provide their care and research for free allowing families to focus on their child and not bills.  They provide hope.

So this month I'm running in memory of Jake.  I'm running in honor of Team Mason and ME.  I'm running because I can.  Children who have faced pediatric cancer and those who are still battling. 

If anyone would like me to run in memory or honor of or in memory of a child diagnosed with pediatric cancer, please let me know and I would be honored to do so. 
If you would consider helping me to reach my goal for this year my link can be found
here or the direct link is:

Any donation to my St. Jude page this month will go into a drawing for a $25.00 gift card of the winners choice.  

As always thank you so much for your continued support and thank you for helping my August miles matter.  Together we can help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital continue on their journey to someday #smashchildhoodcancer.