St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend raises over $10.3 million

Photography by Biomedical Communications, December 2, 2017

On Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, over 25,000 participants and 40,000 spectators from across the U.S. gathered for St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend presented by Juice Plus+ and raised $10.3 million for the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is one of only two major marathons owned and operated by a not for profit, where the funds raised go to a single charity. Over the last 16 years, participants running as St. Jude Heroes have joined the fight against childhood cancer and raised more than $60 million to support the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children. This event would not be possible without the support of St. Jude Heroes, approximately 4,000 volunteers, presenting sponsor Juice Plus+, official sponsor Landers Ford, official partners Breakaway Running, Memphis Runners Track Club, YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South, the Memphis Sports Council and national St. Jude Heroes coach Kevin Leathers, among many others.

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