AMAZING WORK TEAM!
April 13, 2016
In the true collaborative spirit of St.Jude, for the final two weeks, we are joining forces with long time friend and fellow St.Jude Hero John C. Mariani. This will be John's second Boston Marathon. He has been a generous supporter of St.Jude and my marathon efforts for the past three years (extra generous by joining me for almost every single training run). In honor of his father, who recently passed away, we recieved a $10,000 donation that has been just about matched by you. Together, John, Shant and I are getting close to our collaborative goal of $60,000 for the kids at St.Jude. We could not be more grateful for your support.
Generous $15,000 match from Shant Banosian and our company Guaranteed Rate! #GuaranteedHero #GuaranteedMatch15K #ItsALWAYS4thekids #StJudeInspired #TeamBanosian #HerOwegoagain #BostonMarathon2016
First off, I want to express my heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported me over the last couple of years on my mission to raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The last two years have been an amazing experience for myself, my family and the New England St. Jude Heroes team. Your support and generosity have touched me and propelled a movement of support for this incredible bright spot in Memphis that is fighting to eliminate childhood cancer. My first Boston Marathon laid the groundwork for a foundation of an ever-growing team of supporters. Last year, my friend and partner in crime Kosta Ligris ran Boston with me and together we brought my two year fundraising efforts to over $88,000.00. And although he’s not running Boston this year - Kosta continues to work hard as co-benefactor of the TomorrowNite Gala for the Children of St. Jude. Despite his schedule, he remains committed to my team and helps me welcome the addition of Shant Banosian of Guaranteed Rate as our newest team member in the fight against childhood cancer.
As some of you know, this year I have joined Guaranteed Rate working on business development for Shant Banosian. Shant joins my team this year with an overwhelming commitment from Guaranteed Rate to match the first $15,000.00 that I raise for the children of St. Jude. This amazing commitment to the Kids at St.Jude will help your money go even further in fight to end childhood cancer!
This team, will be working hard to raise as much awareness and money as possible to support the kids at St. Jude. Together, we are committed to invite as many people as possible to support this mission and keep growing this team. I am grateful for all of your past and continued support and help. Shant, Kosta and I are collectively reaching out to all of our friends, family, business partners and clients to ask for your support again as I look to raise significant money for research and treatment at St. Jude.
Why St. Jude?
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has stolen my heart and lit a fire in my belly. St. Jude is leading the way in which people understand and treat childhood cancers. St. Jude is fully funded by people like you and me. No family ever receives a bill for treatment. Housing, transportation, food, schooling (and so much more) are provided for the patient’s family, free of charge. St. Jude freely shares it's research with all other hospitals worldwide. That means that research and treatments at St. Jude helps save thousands of children around the globe. The daily operating budget for the hospital is over $2,000,000.00.
How you can help?
Over the past two years you have donated over $88,000.00 to support my "runs" for the kids at St. Jude. There are many ways to help. Nope, you don’t have to runJ Leave that to me! Please continue to give me the spiritual and emotional support every runner needs to train for Boston! Please spread the word and ask your friends to join our team and movement thought email and social media. And last but not least, please give and ask your friends and family to give! No donation is too small or too big.
I can’t stress how much I love and am motivated by your well wishes, encouragement and support....it goes a long way when I am out there training in sometimes less than ideal conditions. So....Please keep in touch, clap, cheer, or pray...every ounce of encouragement and support is appreciated.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT!
THANK YOU FOR BEING ON MY TEAM!
Together we can help St. Jude wipe out childhood cancers.
Nicky Shargel, honored to be a St. Jude Hero