Wednesday, November 16, 2011

St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk.

One walk, 80 communities, thousands of children’s lives saved.

On Saturday, Nov. 19, members of the Dallas and Fort Worth communities will lace up their green shoe laces and join St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® supporters in 80 communities across the country for the St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk. ™, an exciting family friendly event that brings teams and individuals together over the holidays to raise money to support the children of St. Jude.

More than 1,200 participants are expected to join together in this exciting noncompetitive 5k at Fair Park in Dallas and the inaugural Fort Worth event at Ridgmar Mall, to officially kick off the national St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign. One local Fort Worth walk attendee already looking forward to the event is four-year-old Tyler, a St. Jude patient who is a survivor of a rare and aggressive tumor known as Desmoplastic Medulloblastoma.

Last year in Dallas alone, more than 800 people attended and raised $150,000. Local Dallas and Fort Worth sponsors include GE Energy, National Envelope, Fair Park, Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, Univision Dallas, Ridgmar Mall, Panaderia San Marcos, and many more.

Funds raised from the Dallas and Fort Worth events support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.

Check-in for the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. begins at 6:00am at Ridgmar Mall for the Fort Worth walk and 7:15am at Fair Park for the Dallas walk. Registration is free, but all participants are encouraged to raise money for St. Jude by setting a personal fundraising goal and asking sponsors, friends and family members to make donations to support their efforts. Fundraisers can earn exciting incentive prizes at the $35, $100 and $250 levels. To register online or learn more about the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk., visit http://www.givethankswalk.org/

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