St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on March 19 will have a mud run event called Warrior Dash, in which Hollister resident Mirian Martinez will participate. As one of many hundreds of participants, she is embarking on a goal to fundraise for children diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
As of now, proton therapy is the most advanced form of radiation while sparing nearby healthy cells and vital organs located beyond the tumor. St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center will be the first in the world dedicated solely to children, designed specifically to meet the needs of young patients.
As a second time St. Jude Warrior, Martinez's goal is to raise $2,000 before the event takes place. Last year, through the support of contributors, she was able to raise $1,145, which was enough to provide one day of chemotherapy for a child battling Leukemia. This year, Martinez has gathered a team of like-minded individuals and created Team Awesomeness. The team will travel to Chino, Calif. where they will run a 5k obstacle race that involves crawling through mud, jumping through obstacles, and running through fire in an effort to support St. Jude patients.
"Let’s help those in need and raise funds for the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital," Martinez said. "Every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists can use that knowledge to save thousands more children around the world."
All funds raised will go directly towards St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy.
If you would like to join Martinez's team, e-mail her at [email protected] for more information. Possible carpooling may be available.
Make an online contribution at Mirian is a Warrior at St. Jude.