60 Day Countdown: 13 days!

My parents are in town for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers race tomorrow! Today we went into the city to pick up our race packets and enjoy some brunch. I have to admit that it still stings to have to say, “I’m not interested, thank you” when our waiter asks how we feel about bottomless brunch…

Tomorrow I’ll use up the last of my cheat days in this 60-day countdown. I love a beer after a race and dammit I am going to have one. But not today.

We walked a lot today. My mom’s Garmin says 11.5 miles. It was chilly this morning and I actually brought a jacket, but I still ended up with a sunburn. We walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and tomorrow we will run through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel!

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On our way!

As a reminder, I am running the Rock n’ Roll Brooklyn half-marathon for a cause! (You think I’m doing this for my health?) Each day I’ve included this information and links in my post so that I might garner a few more donations to help St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital to save a few more young lives. I have to admit, while I post this every day, donations are at a standstill. So even if you only have $1 to spare, every little bit helps and I hope you will throw a few dollars this way.

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Here is some information about St. Jude’s and the impact your donations make. Your donations are appreciated! Please donate to this wonderful cause here!


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Donations make a difference

Every dollar donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital counts! Take a look at some of the possibilities that your effort could provide to the kids and families of St. Jude.

Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50

These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.

Wagon: $70

Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.

Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75

St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.

Creative Toys: $100

Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.

Delicious Meals: $210

St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.

One Day of Oxygen: $447

Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.

Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700

These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.

Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 Average

For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.

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