Sarah Williams of Port Clinton has embarked on a personal fitness journey. Both her parents had health scares in their mid fifties, so she realized she needs to take control of her future and steer toward healthier choices.
Williams has recently become a Licensed Practical Nurse and as an advocate for public health, she feels she must examine the image she portrays to patients, family and the community, as a role model of healthy lifestyle choices.
One of her personal fitness goals is to complete a half marathon, or 13.1 miles. In February of 2014, she will be running the Glass Slipper Challenge, the Enchanted 10k and the Disney Princess Half Marathon at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, as a St. Jude Hero. Williams has pledged to raise $3,200 in donations to benefit the children and families of St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN.
St. Jude is a research hospital focused on eradicating catastrophic children diseases, mainly cancers. Its mission is to find cures of detrimental pediatric diseases through research and treatment, and provides all treatment free of charge.
Said Williams, ”So I run. I run for the children and families of St. Jude. I run for the little girls and boys who dream of walking, skipping, dancing. I run for the patients I personally take care- the elderly gentlemen who fought overseas for the freedoms I have today, the little old women who carried the future of our country. I run for those who cannot.“
“My journey will be extremely challenging, but in the end it is a drop in a bucket compared to the sea of trials the children and families of St. Jude face on a daily basis. In honor of the 19.3 miles I will complete, I am asking for donations of $19.30, although any donation you wish to give is greatly appreciated.”
To donate to Sarah Williams’ challenge, go to www.heroes.stjude.org/sarahjwilliams.