To mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month each year, I raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I do so via the hospital’s annual marathon.

This year, my oldest two kids — including our St. Jude patient — are running the kids marathon. They’ve been running around the neighborhood with my wife, and will run the last mile in downtown Memphis this December.

We set up a fundraising page with a $9,000 goal; one grand to mark each year of our son’s life. Each one is a miracle.

You, dear Apple community, came out strong this year:

Thank you. It’s a crazy world, and there a thousand good non-profits that need support. You have lots of options, and it means a ton to me that you’ve chosen to rally around this hospital that cares for kids with cancer, all without charging their parents a dime.