This will be Team Teachers third year running for the kids and families of St. Jude! The team was first created after Melissa and Ashley witnessed, first hand, the emotion of the day at Nathan and Olivia's Lemonade Stand. As teachers, we had known past students who had been part of the St. Jude family, and the Pennington family was dear to their hearts. They took that emotion and ran (he he he) with it. After contacting many of District 86's teachers and hearing their interest in joining, Team Teachers was born. We run for all of our past, present, and future students that may need the amazing services that St. Jude provides kids and their families.
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.
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and they won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
Will you join our team and help us make a difference in lives of St. Jude kids?