The results are in! Melissa West raised $530 with 108 miles walked, and Steve Eckert raised $520 with a whopping 288 miles walked in December. Kudos to you both for accepting this challenge and exceeding your $500 and 100-mile goals. Thanks to all who donated to support the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. #StJude #findingcures #savingchildren #100milechallenge
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In the spirit of giving back and a little friendly competition, Homestead’s Steve Eckert and Melissa West have accepted the challenge to walk 100 miles this December to support the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Who will reach their $500 goal first? You can help determine that by donating! Whether you give $5 or $500, every little bit helps make an impact! #StJude #findingcures #savingchildren #100milechallenge (Facebook takes care of the donation processing with no fees.)
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability to pay. 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% to more than 80% since it opened 60 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, 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.