Each year for the past five years, Marguerite and I have participated in and donated to the St Jude Corvette Drive to Memphis to raise funds for the kids of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St Jude is about finding cures and saving children.Since 1962 when St Jude was formed by Danny Thomas, overall childhood cancer survival rates have dramatically improved from 20% to 80%, which is huge, but that still leaves 1 in 5 children with cancer, vulnerable. In 2017 we attended a funeral for Nathan, an 8 year old boy who lost his 4 year battle with cancer in spite of the best treatment at St Jude. St Jude has come a long way, but their work is not done!
Each time we visit St Jude, we are blown away by the world class pediatric cancer research and advanced technology being used to cure childhood cancer. And St Jude freely shares their breakthrough research discoveries with doctors and scientists worldwide to use that knowledge to save thousands of other children. Thanks to donors like you, no family of a sick kid ever pays St. Jude for anything (treatment, travel, food or housing).
This is NOT about Corvettes! It is about FUNDRAISING for St Jude to find cures to save more children. In 2018, thanks to you, Marguerite & I raised a total of $8,500 for St Jude. Our 2019 fundraising bold goal is $10,000 and we will match the first $1,500 you donate to the St Jude Drive on a dollar for dollar basis.
In 2018, 69 Corvettes made the Drive to Memphis and raised $250,000 for St Jude. In seven years the "Drive to Memphis" has raised over $900,000. In 2019, we are targeting to grow to 120 Corvettes going to Memphis on May 16 & 17, to raise over $400,000 for St Jude. We are asking you to join us in donating.
Additional information about the St Jude Drive to Memphis.
•Travel & hotel expenses are paid by each driver and not part of the fundraising.
•A charter bus will be part of the St Jude Drive “caravan” for non-Corvette drivers.
•St Jude is a BBB accredited non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible.
Here are two ways to donate:
•Donate with a credit card or PayPal by clicking the "Donate Now" button at the top of this page. This donation goes directly to St Jude in Memphis.
•Donate with a personal check made out to the ”St Jude Drive” and mail it to the address listed below and we will forward it to St Jude.
We look forward to your continued support!
Dan & Marguerite Gove
10603 N. Strawn Ct,
Peoria, IL 61615
St Jude: finding cures and saving children.