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#RunYour40 #ForStJude

Create your own challenge inspired by NFL broadcaster Rich Eisen's 40-yard-dash, and fundraise for the kids of St. Jude.


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NFL Network broadcaster Rich Eisen


About "Run Rich Run" and "Run Your 40"

NFL Network's Rich Eisen's 40-yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine has been a fundraiser for St. Jude since 2015. In 2021,  the event will look different, but Rich is committed to running for the kids of St. Jude. This year, Rich and the NFL Network invite you to #RunYour40, too, any way you choose.


How it works

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Register for the challenge

Then, create your fundraising page and set your challenge: run 40 yards, 40 minutes, 40 errands  for neighbors in need — it's your challenge, so do it your way!

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Fundraise! It's easy.

Share your page, and let your friends and family know that you're doing your challenge for the kids of St. Jude, where families never receive a bill for anything. See ways your fundraising makes a difference.

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Get the word out

Post on social media with #forStJude, #runrichrun and #runyour40 and tag @stjude.

St. Jude patient Bailey with Rich Eisen

St. Jude patient Bailey with Rich Eisen at a NFL Combine prior to 2021.

Jerry Rice participating in the forty yard dash challenge for St. Jude

NFL legend Jerry Rice runs a 40 during an NFL Scouting Combine prior to 2021.

Rich Eisen tying his Run Rich Run shoes for the forty yard dash challenge

NFL broadcaster Rich Eisen ties his Run Rich Run shoes for the 40-yard dash challenge at an NFL Scouting Combine prior to 2021.

St. Jude patient Von with Rich Eisen, Jerry Rice and George Kittle

St. Jude patient Von with NFL player George Kittle (left), Rich Eisen and football legend Jerry Rice at an NFL Scouting Combine prior to 2021.


Why St. Jude?

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

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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.

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Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.

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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 thousands more children.


Your support helps ensure our lifesaving mission

Every dollar you fundraise makes an impact in the lives of St. Jude kids and their families.

  1. One red wagon*

    Red wagons are the preferred mode of travel through the halls of the hospital for our youngest patients.

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  2. A meal card for a St. Jude family for one week*

    St. Jude provides patients and their families with meal cards for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Kay Kafe, the hospital’s cafeteria.

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  3. One hour of physical therapy*

    Physical therapy helps ensure every child treated here enjoys the highest quality of life possible.

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  4. Two days of oxygen*

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

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  5. About two-thirds of the cost of one day of chemotherapy*

    Treatments invented 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.

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*When you make a donation using this information, 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, lodging, travel or food.


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