So far I have raised $535 of my $10,000 goal for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (“St. Jude”). I have 74 days left until San Diego’s 2014 St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk. I am looking for anyone that wants to donate. Any amount will do. $5, $10, $20, $30. It does not matter. Every dollar helps. I am going to be working hard to reach my goal. Last year the St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk. raised just over $43k in San Diego. That is not very impressive for an institution that helps children with cancer regardless of their ability to pay, ethnicity, location or anything beyond the medical diagnosis. No child will be turned away for inability to pay. The best thing about St. Jude is that St. Jude helps those children that everyone else has given up on. When other doctors say no St. Jude steps in to help. St. Jude gives the gift of hope. If you can find it in yourself to donate, or, if you think you could better help by joining my team and raising money from your contacts please visit http://walk.stjude.org/michaelgaddis. It is a noble cause that needs our support. Thank God that most of us never have to face the adversity that families admitted to St. Jude have to face. Please take a few minutes to donate. By skipping a Starbucks or a soda at lunch and donating you will be doing a greater good than you could ever imagine. No donation is too small. I realize that the economy has been rough on all of us, but by giving back to St. Jude we are thanking God that our children have their health. St. Jude cares about children and so do I. It is not easy asking people to help but what kind of person would I be if I did not try. Every time I see a picture of one of these children it empowers me to knock on another door, send another email, post another blog, etc. I am empowered by their strength and their sheer will to live. Please help me help them. If you are unable to help please ask your family members, coworkers, friends or colleagues if they could take just a few minutes from their day and share some a tiny bit with children that are facing that which chases us all, death. These children should not have to be going through this, they should be at school, doing homework or playing with their friends. Not undergoing extensive medical treatments. As I mentioned, once a child is accepted to St. Jude they are not required to pay for anything. St. Jude covers it through donations from people like you and I. I set a lofty goal for myself because I know that my friends, families, colleagues and followers will come through. I want to show the people of San Diego and all of California that we can all make a difference in the fight against childhood cancer. Again, if you would like to donate please visit http://walk.stjude.org/michaelgaddis.