For us...it's personal. It became a personal mission of Fleet Feet Nashville to support St. Jude, when Dean Ives joined our staff at the Hendersonville store. You see, he runs because his daughter couldn't.
Dean's 11 year old daughter Sydney died of a brain tumor in 2009, after an 18 month battle. A battle that was a little more tolerable because of her treatment at St. Jude. Dean and his wife Tasha credit the efforts of St. Jude for the QUALITY and QUANTITY of months they had left with their little girl.
Dean and Tasha still believe in all St. Jude does to support their current patients, as well as those who don't receive a cure. They sit on several advisory roles at St. Jude, including bereaved parent mentors, bereaved parent educators, they sit on the Quality of Life Steering Council and do all they can to spread this message:
At St. Jude, 80% find a cure, but the 20% who don't, still matter. Let's do all we can to find a cure for all...and in the mean time...support ALL St. Jude patients and families well.
Together, FLEET FEET NASHVILLE powered by TEAM IVESTRONG wants to do more than run. We want to work to support the live-saving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
We're fundraising while we train for our race so we can make a difference in the lives of kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Help us ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food -- because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Because of donors like us, treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and they won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
For us, it's personal. Join our team and become a part of Sydney's legacy! By raising funds, you can help Sydney's legacy RUN on!
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