COVID didn’t stop people from fighting childhood cancer

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — On Saturday, thousands of people from across the country marched to raise more than $10 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Due to COVID-19, the event had to be virtual to ensure the safety of the participants and the families of the patients. Those who did participate in the event were asked to use the St. Jude Walk/Run app and check out the augmented reality feature that allows them to add patient art to their environment.

“It takes many years, trillions of dollars and the efforts of millions of supporters to make an impact on childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases. We appreciate the creative ways our walkers and runners go the extra mile to make a difference for St. Jude kids,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The St. Jude Walk/Run is an inspiring, family-friendly annual event that unites people from across the country behind St. Jude’s lifesaving mission: to find a cure. Save children.®

Click here for more information and to view the numbers for Memphis.

Comments are closed.