It’s hard to believe that run day is upon us! Year after year, this run proves to be one of the absolute best days! Because of our wonderful supporters like you, our Metamora to Peoria St. Jude team has raised a half of million dollars in the five years of our existence. With the projected operating expenses nearing one billion dollars, your donations, no matter the amount, are all the more important. We run for those that we’ve lost and will always remember. We run for all the kids that experience more pain than running over 30 miles on a hot, August day. We run to give them hope!
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a world leader in understanding, treating, and defeating childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. Through contributions like yours, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food; and can focus on the most important thing-helping their child live. In 1962 the success rate for treating and curing cancer was at 20%. Today that rate is at 80%. This would not be possible without donors like you. St. Jude is possible because of your generosity.
The run takes place on Saturday, August 3rd and our group will run an almost 35 mile route from Metamora to the Peoria Civic Center on this day. This year, Jim and I are hoping to exceed last year’s contributions. Your donation means the world to us, and more importantly, directly impacts children and families that truly need it.