Hi Everyone, I received an important update on the upcoming St. Jude Walk/Run from Nicole Huau, Regional Director in Florida. for ALSAC. I've copied her message below as it contains all the information you need. Please let me know if you have any questions. It's a fun way to raise money for St. Jude!
I wanted to reach out so that you have advance notice of an update that will be announced later this afternoon via email to ALL participants from our team in Memphis regarding the event next month. 2021 has been a year where we had every intention to return to in-person events, however, after careful evaluation and consideration of the safety our most valued supporters and immunocompromised patient families, we have elected to return to a virtual event format for all St. Jude Walk/Run events across the country. Additionally, every St. Jude Walk/Run participant across the nation will celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month virtually with a nationwide movement of Finding cures. Saving children.® on September 25, 2021. This will allow us to celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month together, in every market, with a nationwide movement. This option also allows participants maximum flexibility, based on their weekend schedules. The virtual event experience will be available all day on both Saturday and Sunday, so participants can select when they want to participate in the event.
You can still walk or run and fundraise for childhood cancer research and the kids of St. Jude, now virtually at your own pace and distance. We will be sharing more information with you soon and definitely be sure to check out the St. Jude Walk/Run app for some really cool features to get ready for event day. The app will be available on our original Walk/Run event day, Sept. 18th, including a tour of the hospital campus as you complete virtual walk. Starting Sept. 25th the event day experience will also include an opening ceremony. There are also some pretty cool augmented reality features that are currently available today.
Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children.
St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life.
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