With your unwavering support and generous donations, we have reached and surpassed our stretch goal of $75,000 with over 340 donors. As of today, we have raised $81,278 towards the Jackelyn K. and Christopher F. Byrd Memorial Scholarship.
Last weekend, we traveled to New Orleans for the Rock 'n' Roll half marathon and continued to spread awareness of our campaign. On Friday night, we ran into Eli Manning as we were eating dinner. What a sign, right?! (Eli was Ole Miss's quarterback from 2000-03 and the youngest son of Archie Manning, for those of you who don't know)
After months of training, I ran the entire course (13.1 miles) through the great city of NOLA, passing by many historic landmarks and neighborhoods as bands and crowds cheered us on. At 2 HRS, 5 MINS, 30 SECS, I crossed the finish line, beating my personal goal. I couldn't have done it without the support of my husband Matt, my family and friends, along with each and every one of you, and of course, Jackie and Chris who were my guardian angels that REALLY kept me going.
With your help, we have cemented Jackie and Chris's legacy at their beloved Alma mater, Ole Miss. If you have not donated and still wish to do so, please visit our permanent campaign link, umfoundation.com/kulzerbyrd. THANK YOU for being a part of this journey and honoring Jackie and Chris in such a special way.
May our memories of them last forever!