Dear Friends and Family,
Each year for the past four years, Marguerite and I have participated in and donated to the Peoria to Memphis, St Jude Corvette Drive to raise funds for the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The "Drive" has raised over $650,000 in the past six years. We are going again on May 17 & 18, 2018 and are asking you to join us in donating to St Jude.
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. For example, St. Jude is home to the world’s first proton beam therapy center dedicated solely for children. It is one of the most advanced and precise forms of cancer treatment today. And St Jude freely shares their research discoveries with doctors and scientists worldwide to use that knowledge to save thousands of other children. Thanks to donors like you, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.
Since St Jude was formed in 1962, overall pediatric cancer survival rates have improved from 20% to over 80%, which is a huge gain, but that still leaves 1 in 5 children with cancer, vulnerable….. Early 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 available at St Jude…. St Jude has come a long way, but their work is not done!
But, this is NOT about Corvettes! It is about FUNDRAISING for St Jude to find cures and save children. In 2017, thanks to your help Marguerite & I raised a total of $5,000. Our 2018 fundraising goal is $8,000 and we will match the first $1,500 on a dollar for dollar basis. The average donation is only about $40 and all contributions are welcome!
There are two ways to donate to the St Jude Drive:
- 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.
- Make a donation via personal check made out to the ”St Jude Drive” and mail it to our address listed below and we will forward it to St Jude.
We look forward to your support! Thank you,
Dan & Marguerite Gove, 10603 N. Strawn Court, Peoria, IL 61615
- FYI: Travel expenses for food, hotel and gas are paid by each driver and not part of the fundraising.
- Also, there will be a charter bus joining the "Drive" caravan for non-Corvette drivers.