St. Jude to Host Walk/Run in Stamford Sept. 24

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 5.37.17 AM September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and St. Jude is hosting a walk/run in Connecticut to raise money for the children of St. Jude to end childhood cancer. This is a great opportunity for the Connecticut community to get involved and for families who have been affected by and/or are battling cancer to participate or learn more about how St. Jude can offer assistance.

In Connecticut, the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer will take place September 24 in Stamford, CT at Harbor Point. Stamford is one of the cities nationwide helping bring attention to these terrible diseases during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The event is super family-friendly and fun for all. There will be free refreshments, a photo booth, face painting, a kids zone with activities, music and much more!

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Thanks to generous donors and events like the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, families like the Jarrell family 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.  Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago.  St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.  With the support of Walk/Run participants, donors and more, we can end childhood cancer together.

All Connecticut community members are invited to participate.  Registration for the Stamford St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer is $10 for adults and children ages 6 and up.  Participants are encouraged to form teams and raise funds to help support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.

National series sponsors for the event include: Target, Thrivent Mutual Funds and American Airlines.  National walk/run teams include: Tri Delta, NYCO, Brooks Brothers, Delta Sigma Theta, AutoTrader .com, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Chili’s Bar & Grill, The Limited, Westfield and Destination XL Group.  The local present sponsor of the event is Cultec, Inc. based in Brookfield, CT.

For more information, to make a donation, volunteer or register, visit stjude.org/walkrun.


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.  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 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago.  St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.  St. Jude freely shares the discovers it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.  Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food- because all family should worry about is helping their child live.  Join the St. Jude mission by visiting StJude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (Facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@StJude).


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