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  1. This November I am running for children who can’t. I will be running the 51st anniversary race of the TCS New York City Marathon to raise funds for East African children born into poverty and diagnosed with cancer. Nine out of 10 of these children will not survive (as compared to one out of 10 in the United States). The charity I am running for, Shoe4Africa, is committed to building the first children’s cancer hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2015, they opened the first public children’s general hospital in East Africa which treats 400+ patients a day. Please help me reach my fundraising goal of $3000. Donations are tax deductible, and 100% of the funds raised will go directly to making this hospital a reality. 

I recently experienced an emergency hospital stay with my youngest daughter. As her symptoms progressed for the worst, I never questioned the fact that she could receive quality, emergency care. The doctors at my local emergency room made the call to transfer her to Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto. Not only was she transported in a timely manner, I never had to leave her side and the quality of care she received was incredibly professional and with heart. Lucille Packard had a vision years ago and others said it could not be done. She said, “we need to roll up our sleeves and work harder”. I am forever inspired by her words and I want to convey that message in my fundraising with Shoe4Africa. 

Much love and appreciation for your support of this worthy cause!

-Shaena Strubing