End childhood cancer one step at a time with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
This September, thousands of individuals nationwide will join together in the battle against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases by participating in the St. Jude Walk/Run Long Island. In East Islip, the St. Jude Walk/Run Long Island will take place Sept. 21, at Heckscher State Park Field 2 presented by Tweezerman.
Because of generous donors and events like the St. Jude Walk/Run Long Island, families 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 participants, donors and more, we can end childhood cancer together.
“We are excited to have the community come out for this great family-friendly event,” said Graesa Amdahl, Long Island Walk Manager of ALSAC. “More importantly, their commitment to raise funds help ensure that St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most—saving kids regardless of their financial situation.”
The entire Long Island community is invited to participate in the event, which will feature a St. Jude patient family speaker, 5K, family-friendly activities and entertainment. Registration is free, participants are encouraged to form teams and raise funds to help support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. Additional sponsors of the event include Target, Publishers Clearing House, Schweiger Dermatology Group, 007 Industries, National Securities and Giliberto Designs.
For more information, to make a donation, volunteer or register, visit stjude.org/walklongisland.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org.