Long Island residents will join 60 other communities for St. Jude Walk/Run

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Hit the ground walking, running to end childhood cancer with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

sept%2025-160x600-walk-run-avery-ellaLong Island residents will join 60 other communities for St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer on Sept. 24

Massapequa, NY (September 24, 2016) – This September, thousands of individuals nationwide will join together in the battle against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases by participating in the Long Island St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer nationally sponsored by Target, Thrivent Mutual Funds and American Airlines. Massapequa is one of 61 cities nationwide helping bring attention to these terrible diseases during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

In Massapequa, the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer will take place Sept. 24, at Westfield Sunrise.

Thanks to generous donors and events like the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, 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 Walk/Run participants, donors and more, we can end childhood cancer together.

All Long Island community members are invited to participate and registration for the Long Island St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer is $10 for adults and children ages 6 and up. Participants are encouraged to form teams and raise funds to help support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.

National series sponsors for the event include: Target and America Airlines. National walk/run teams include: Tri Delta, NYCO, Brooks Brothers, Delta Sigma Theta, Autotrader.com, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Chili’s Bar & Grill, The Limited, Westfield and Destination XL Group.

For more information, to make a donation, volunteer or register, visit stjude.org/walkrun.

 About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital 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 it makes, 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 or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).