On April 20, 1997, Theresa Martino lost her fight against breast cancer. My mom battled this disease and was able to survive for ten years after her original diagnosis. She was 44 when she passed away.
My name is Phil Martino, and on April 15, 2019, 22 years after Mom’s passing, I will be running the historic Boston Marathon in her honor. I will be raising funds to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization working tirelessly to eradicate cancer in the most vulnerable patients—children.
I am proud to represent Team ArcBest in this endeavor! ArcBest has a 95 year history of being More Than Logistics, and it is with the full support of my colleagues in the ArcBest Leadership Academy 2018 that I take on this challenge.
Sadly, we all know a loved one that has gone or is going through their own battle with cancer, but St. Jude is a great beacon of hope! The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures and means of prevention for catastrophic pediatric diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of their founder, Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened in 1962! Unlike any other hospital, the majority of their funding comes from individual contributions. Thanks to generous donors like you, families never receive a bill from St. Jude.
Your donation is tax deductible, and 100% will go directly to St. Jude. Your support will bring smiles and hope to the kids and their families, will honor my mom’s cherished memory, and it might give me just enough confidence to push me over the top of Heartbreak Hill come April!
See you at the finish line! Thank you for your donation.