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St. Jude Presents:
The Dash to End Childhood Cancer

April 26, 2023  |  Kansas City, Missouri

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Thank you for joining us for St. Jude Presents: The Dash to End Childhood Cancer on April 26, 2023. Together, we celebrated our local NFL alumni who have taken up the fight against childhood cancer by running the 40-yard dash to raise awareness and funds through Rich Eisen’s Run Rich Run initiative. Sports have always provided hope during the toughest of times. In partnership with the NFL Players Association, PLAY 60 and Run Rich Run, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital continues to lead the way in which the world understands and treats pediatric cancer through our mission of finding cures and saving children.  

In 2013, Rich Eisen came up with the idea to run a 40-yard dash to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Today, that idea has raised over $4 million for the kids of St. Jude and captured the attention and participation of former athletes, celebrities and fans across the country. 

For more information on partnerships or on how to get involved in next year's event, contact Crysta Moon at (816) 868-2735 or

Meet NFL alumni and St. Jude patient Grit

Participants in the Dash to End Childhood Cancer reflect on the St. Jude mission.

Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped raise the survival rate for children with cancer in the United States, where 4 out of 5 children survive cancer.

In many countries, however, only 1 out of 5 children who develop cancer will survive. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer, no matter where they live.


St. Jude patient Emmanuel


Highlights from The Dash to End Childhood Cancer 2023

St. Jude patient Grit celebrates at The Dash to End Childhood Cancer.
Attendees and athletes pose for a portrait at The Dash to End Childhood Cancer.

St. Jude stories from the area

Every dollar makes a difference*

  1. ... could help provide one day of oxygen for a St. Jude patient*

    St. Jude patients may need oxygen to help their bodies function properly and aid in healing.

    Donate $250

  2. ... could help provide four walkers for St. Jude patients*

    Walkers provide St. Jude patients with stability and support, making it easier for them to walk after surgery.

    Donate $500

  3. ... could help cover about two-thirds of the cost of one day of chemotherapy*

    Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today.

    Donate $1,000

  4. ... could help provide an ultrasound study for a St. Jude patient*

    An ultrasound study is among the diagnostic imaging tests that doctors use to diagnose and monitor disease and treatment.

    Donate $2,500

  5. ... could help cover the cost of the daily room rate of the ICU*

    The Intensive Care Unit at St. Jude has twice been recognized with the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. In 2009, the St. Jude ICU became Tennessee’s first ICU to win the honor.

    Donate $5,000

  6. Support of our mission

    Any amount supports kids around the world. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save even more children.*

    Donate Any Amount

* Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures. Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude. The cost of each item or service is an approximation, and will vary based on actual costs incurred and individual patient needs. Your donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.