In these challenging and ever-changing times, one thing will not change: families will never receive a bill from St. Jude. Because of amazing supporters like you, St. Jude’s life-saving work continues. Social distancing is not a new concept for the patients and families of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, giving us the opportunity to truly empathize with their norm of isolation and uncertainty. We remain ever committed to the promise we’ve made to the tens of thousands of families who depend on us no matter what else we are facing.
Although the St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run will look different this year, my goal remains: raise money for children whose lives are forever changed when they hear the words, “you have cancer.” This year we will not be heading to Memphis, TN, or running the streets of Kentucky; instead, we will be running and raising awareness in the streets of our own neighborhoods, continuing the journey so many runners have committed to for 39 years.
Danny Thomas, the founder of St. Jude, believed in the power of small donations. I agree with him when he said,, “I would rather have a million people give me one dollar than one give me a million. That way you get a million people involved.”
Please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Every single donation helps in the battle against childhood cancer, no matter how big or small.
Lacey Scholl (Braker)