Machu Picchu Trek

09/01/2024

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Amount Raised:
$5,000 Raised

Our Goal:
$120,000 Goal

Register today to start your Machu Picchu Trek and raise funds for the kids of St. Jude. The fundraising efforts of St. Jude Heroes like you help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food - so they can focus on helping their child live.

1. Join the St. Jude team here!

          • Please note: registering does not automatically register you as a St. Jude Hero. You will be required to complete the steps below to be fully registered for this adventure..

2. Complete your online fundraising commitment form (due within 72 hours of registering with St. Jude).

          • A credit card is required to secure your race entry and fundraising commitment to St. Jude.
          • In the unlikely event you do not complete your fundraising commitment by the deadline of May 24th, 2024 AND September 20th, 2024,your credit card will be charged the difference. The commitment form can be found at www.stjudeheroescommit.org

3. Complete and return the hard copy waiver (sent to you via email) to Danielle.serlin@alsac.stjude.org within 72 hours of registering.

4. Complete the Embark Exploration Co. trip application! After we receive your fundraising commitment form, we will provide you with the registration link to complete the trip application. All participants must have a completed fundraising commitment form to participate in the adventure.

The more you raise, the cooler the gear! Raise $250 for the kids at St. Jude and you'll get a St. Jude Heroes singlet or tech shirt. Keep fundraising and you'll also receive your choice of exclusive St. Jude gear in recognition of your efforts.

Withdraw Options:

All entries are non-refundable, non-transferrable and cannot be deferred. Your registration as a St. Jude Hero is a commitment to fundraising for the kids at St. Jude. Your fundraising commitment may ONLY be canceled under the following extenuating circumstances:

           • Medical injury, with a valid doctor's note on office letterhead
           • Pregnancy, with a valid doctor's note on office letterhead
           • Military deployment, with a valid letter from your commanding officer

Meet St. Jude Patient Calvin

St. Jude Patient Calvin
CALVIN'S STORY

Signs of Calvin's cancer emerged in June 2018 when after a family bike ride, his mom noticed his leg was swollen and he had a bumpon his back.

A CT scan led to a scary diagnosis. Calvin had stage IV rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the soft tissue, with tumor growth in five places: his pelvis,hip, stomach, lung and neck.

As his parents discussed treatment options with their medical team, something one doctor said stood out: “He said, ‘If it was my kid, we'd go to St. Jude,’” said Calvin's mom. “We had no idea what we were up against. No idea. We just knew that this was the best place.”

At St. Jude, Calvin underwent chemotherapy, proton therapy and radiation treatments. Through it all, he showed a lot of determination and channeled his feelings into art. “Calvin is strong-willed,” said his mom. “He fights through the pain, and he's a really happy kid.”

Calvin experienced a recurrence of rhabdomyosarcoma in 2020. He completed relapse treatment and now returns to St. Jude for regular checkups.

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