St. Jude patient Adam Cruthirds (in white cap) joined more than 21,000 other participants in the recent St. Jude Memphis Marathon weekend. The event raised $8.2 million for the hospital.
Adam completed the half marathon with a group of classmates and their English teacher. Since Adam’s diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, he and his family and friends have raised more than $130,000 for St. Jude.
“I’ve never seen anyone work so hard toward a goal, much less while undergoing chemo. Adam truly is a hero,” said his mom.