St. Jude Marathon Weekend!
For the past two days, I have had the honor to participate in the St. Jude Expo, at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, to kick off the Marathon weekend! This is one of the biggest events in Memphis and has been for the last 15 years. What an incredible experience! Having the opportunity to see both the Memphis area community and MANY out-of-towners come together for such an incredible cause was an overpowering honor. And it is all about supporting the journey and the people whose lives these illnesses impact, whether it be monitarily or in participation.
The strength that is displayed by these children and their families is so admirable. Being a parent myself, I can't imagine a world where these experiences exist, and I hope, with everything in me, I never do. Remarkably, it was such an uplifting experience! There was so much hope and strength just swelling the room. Amazing.
The marathon is today! Whether you are participating in the full or half marathon, or the 10K or 5K, you are making a difference! There is lots of activity downtown surrounding this event this weekend so if you have time, spend some time offering your support! Cheer on those exhausted runners who have been training for months (and keep an eye out for Elvis...it's his 20th marathon!...no, seriously) and support the local businesses in the area, as well.
Life is prescious so when we have the opportunity to celebrate it, let's take it! Please leave a comment to share your St. Jude Marathon experience! We'd love to hear about it!
Check out their website for more info: https://www.stjude.org/get-involved/at-play/fitness-for-st-jude/memphis-marathon.html