The Reed and Lester families will be again joining together to run in memory of Kelly Reed. Kelly was a patient at St. Jude in 1984. To us she was a daughter, sister, and friend. Unfortunately, she was not a survivor. Survival stories are now very common.
In order to protect the children, their families, the staff, runners and their support staff, and the involved run communities from COVID-19, no one from Peoria will be going to Memphis. Nor will there be a mass run into the Peoria Civic Center. This will be a “virtual run.” Participants from all runs will be running in their home communities. They will so during the time period they would be taking part as if it were a normal run. The people taking part in the Memphis run will be running from July 15-18. Vic will be running in Peoria. Aimee and Blake will be running in Mahomet.
The virtual run is an unknown event for us. The main questions are how many runners will take part and how much will be raised. This is the reason Vic is returning after retiring last year.
Thanks to generous donors:
- 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 won't stop until no child dies from cancer, and neither will I. Will you support me by making a donation?