st. Jude run
The St. Jude Runs is an annual charity event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This fun and inspiring event will take place on July 18, 2020. Since its 1982 inception, the St. Jude Runs has raised more than $61,851,461 to further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The East Peoria to Peoria St. Jude Run was founded in 2008 by Nikki Lenaway and Jackie Harrman. Starting with just 35 runners and raising $35,000 its first year, by 2019 the group has grown to 95 runners and has raised over $700,000 over the past 11 years.
To support the mission of the ALSAC and to provide funds, raised through running events, to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate located in Peoria, Illinois. The funds are to be used for the continued research and care of children with cancer and other catastrophic disease.