On Wednesday, August 3, cheers could be heard from the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital campus as hundreds of runners hit the pavement for the 41st annual Memphis to Peoria Run. Organized by St. Jude Runs, the 465-mile annual journey concludes on Saturday, August 6, followed by the 45th annual St. Jude telethon. This event, along with 35 satellite runs in other cities, has raised more than $71 million since 1982 for the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened in 1962. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.