Area residents go the distance for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®;
Join thousands of walkers in 75-city St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. ™ Event on Nov. 23
Chicago, IL. (October 28, 2013)– On Saturday, Nov. 23, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is hosting the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk.™ in 75 communities nationwide, including Chicago, to support children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases with pioneering research and exceptional care.
The St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. In Chicago will take place at Soldier Field and feature family friendly activities, including Kmart’s Kids Zone that will feature Santa, local mascots, Kmart’s Fab 15 toys of the holiday season, live music from the Lisa Rene Band, and more from 8 a.m. to Noon. Registration is free, but participants are forming teams and raising money online at givethankswalk.org to earn incentives. These efforts support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.
Unlike any other hospital, St. Jude relies on funding from everyday people to help support its lifesaving mission of finding cures to save children battling cancer and other deadly diseases. Because of donations, 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.
National Partner Teams of the walk include New York & Company, AutoTrader.com and Brooks Brothers; National Volunteer Teams include Delta Delta Delta, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Iota Phi Theta; local sponsors are Bridgestone,BriovaRx, CJ Wilson Mazda, Country Financial, Green Signs, Kmart, Maxima 93.5 and 103.1FM, Pasion 106.7FM, Que Buena 105.1FM, Univision America 1200AM, Univision Chicago, and US99.5FM.
The St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. serves as the official kick-off event for the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign, which unites retail and corporate partners, as well as celebrities, during the holidays.
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ABOUT ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL®
Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.