Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,--Hebrews 12:1

Friday, June 8, 2012

Before you go...

On December 1st of this year, we'll be running the St. Jude Memphis Marathon to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We've set a goal to raise $3500 and so far June has been our slowest fundraising month. The weekend's here. Most will be headed out to have fun this evening. Eating in restaurants, drinking in bars, shopping in stores. But there are some, kids no less, who will be spending their weekend in the hospital where doctors and nurses are working to save their lives. Please take a few minutes and commit to skipping desert, or having one less drink, or buying one less shirt, to help the kids of St. Jude.

Before You Go
It's Friday night and the work's all done.
Now it's time to go out and have fun,
For those with good health,
Who feel quite well.

But what about others, the sick and infirm,
Kids whose suffering has not been earned.
The evening they'll spend in their hospital room,
While the rest of go and do what we do.

So as you head out to enjoy this night,
Won't you stop and consider these kids and their plight.
You can help you see, and it's really not hard.
All it takes is a minute with your credit card.

Just go to the page you'll find linked below,
To help the kids of St. Jude before you go.
Then you can enjoy your night and have fun
Thinking about all the good that you've done.
Sometimes it's easy to forget about the suffering of those we don't see everyday. The kids at St. Jude are being treated for a variety of life threatening illnesses, fighting and struggling to survive. The hospital is funded by donations from people who don't forget about their suffering patients. Families of St. Jude kids aren't sent a bill. They aren't harassed by collection agencies.
"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'" -- Matthew 25:40
Their kids receive world class treatment, cutting edge stuff, and many are saved. Unfortunately, not all patients survive, but the folks at St. Jude are working hard, researching to find new treatments and cures for these kids. Every gift, no matter how large or small plays a part in keeping this wonderful place open and saving lives.

So tonight, before you head out for your night on the town, won't you commit to donating something to help save the lives of St. Jude kids? It only takes a couple of minutes. It's easy and convenient, and accomplishes so much.

Thanks in advance, and God bless.

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