Run for a Reason: St. Jude Heroes
Mar 04, 2012 11:07PM
Fundraising efforts for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are underway as they have partnered with the Carmel Marathon Championship Weekend to take place April 21st in Carmel.
Each year, thousands of people combine their pursuit of a personal fitness challenge with fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The St. Jude Heroes team is a nationwide group of everyday athletes with a common goal of finding cures and saving children. In 2010, more than 6,000 Heroes from across the country raised more than $3 million for the children of St. Jude. These efforts inspire hope in children who are battling cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.
Many St. Jude Heroes fundraising teams are comprised of friends, family or co-workers and individual efforts are also welcome. All fundraising and training resources are provided. St. Jude Heroes receive support and incentives based on fundraising levels including a St. Jude Heroes team singlet, an online training program, St. Jude running/walking coaches and support from St. Jude. This program is offered to all endurance athletes.