Charlotte, NC – Joshua Miller, Charlotte resident, is running more than 400 miles from his hometown to Nashville to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.®
Miller has a goal to raise $83,000 in honor of the year his life was saved – 1983. As a child, Miller faced health issues of his own that allow him to empathize with the kids of St. Jude. Recently, he found out about his own unique connection to St. Jude. He will fundraiser while running from Charlotte to Nashville with his family following him in a chase vehicle and RV. Joshua will take off from Charlotte on May 31st and plans to finish at Riverfront Park in Nashville on June 14th. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Miller credits a doctor at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with helping save his life in 1983. While he was very sick in an Ohio hospital, a doctor visiting from St. Jude consulted on his case and encouraged his medical team to test him for Lyme’s Disease. That test saved Miller’s life and he has gone on to have a successful career, get married and have two daughters. He says he is running so other kids will have a chance, just like he did. Thanks to generous donors – St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Special thanks to Matrix Frame USA and XP Retail for their support.
Miller’s send off will be Sunday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m. at the parking Lot across from OMB – corner of Yancy and Southside Dr., Charlotte, NC.
Those interested can follow along with Joshua’s run on Instagram at @RunningMan410.
Anyone can donate to support Joshua and the kids of St. Jude by going to: https://fundraising.stjude.org/goto/joshuaruns
For more information, call (704) 431-9704.