Join the movement: Run, walk to fight childhood cancer at the Washington D.C. St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer on Sept. 24 at Nationals Stadium!
D.C. walkers and runners are lacing up their sneakers to join participants in 61 communities nationwide for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® continue to find cures and save the lives of children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The Walk/Run begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Nationals Park. The event will feature a scenic 5K, family friendly activities and live entertainment. Participants are encouraged to form teams and raise funds to help support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food, so that families can focus on helping their child live.
To make a donation, volunteer or register, visit stjude.org/walkrun.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 24
TIME: 8:00 a.m. Check-in, 9:30 a.m. Walk/Run starts
WHERE: Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C.
Registration for the event is $10 for adults and children ages 6 and up. Participants who raise $100 will earn an official event T-shirt, and participants who raise $250 will become members of the St. Jude Fearless Fundraiser Club and earn additional St. Jude gear as they fundraise.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Thanks to fundraisers like the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of their financial situation.
National series sponsors for the event include: Target and Thrivent Mutual Funds. National Walk/Run teams include: Tri Delta, New York and Company, Brooks Brothers, Delta Sigma Theta, Cox Automotive, Chili’s Bar & Grill, The Limited, Westfield, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Domino’s Pizza and Destination XL Group. Local sponsors of the event are Edelman, Lot7Media, and iTalkBB. Local media sponsors include Telemundo Washington DC, El Zol 107.9, 98.7 WMZQ, and Zoom Latino.
About St. Jude’s
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we 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 discoveries we make, 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 and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.