The St. Jude Children's Hospital Annual Give Thanks Walk
TJ Amison, Anne Schwartz , Giselle Corujo Amison, Taylor Adcock, Sara Westbrook and Audrey Williams, Taylor Adcock, Marina Lofley, Joey Williams and their sponsor Ms. Kelly Rodgers of the Land O’Lakes High School FFA who raised $350 for The St. Jude Children's Hospital. Photos of this event by Anthony V. Masella Jr. can be found at www.OurtownFLA.com.
The St. Jude Children's Hospital annual Give thanks, Walk on November 19 raised over $40,000 from 500+ walkers supporting the kids of St. Jude. The non-competitive 5K began with a Zumba warm-up and Tampa's Lily the Clown offered face-painting for kids.
Held at the USF Track & Field, local volunteers from Epsilon Sigma Alpha and Best Buy were on-site helping with registration. The walk was locally sponsored by USF, 99.5 WQYK, 92.5 Maxima, Q105, Play 98.7, 1010 Sports, ABC Action News, ClearChannel Digital Outdoor and American Medical Response.
(From St. Jude website) The support of caring people like you helps ensure that St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will continue its lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children. St. Jude founder Danny Thomas believed that "no child should die in the dawn of life," and your donations help bring us closer to the day when every precious life can be saved.
Thanks to donors, St. Jude families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance, and no child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay.
- Your donations also help St. Jude cover other costs a family typically incurs while their child is being treated at the hospital, including travel, housing and food.
- At St. Jude, donor dollars help fuel the groundbreaking research that leads to pioneering care and treatments for childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.
How is St. Jude making a difference for sick children?
- Every child saved at St. Jude means children saved around the world—a direct result of cutting-edge research and treatment that set the standard in treating childhood cancers. And our discoveries are shared freely with doctors and scientists all over the world.
- St. Jude developed protocols that have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent, when the hospital opened in 1962, to 80 percent today.
- St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.
- St. Jude has embarked on an unprecedented effort to sequence the pediatric cancer genome and to identify the genetic changes that give rise to some of the world's deadliest childhood cancers. Read more.
How are donations used?
- During the past five years, 81 cents of every dollar received has supported the research and treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.