WHAT: This September, passionate supporters will come together for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the St. Jude Walk/Run presented by Window World of Austin. Supporters of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are encouraged to sign up online to walk, run or participate how they choose while fundraising for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®
Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a flexible event experience in September, while joining a movement happening in every community across the country. Because there is a virtual component to St. Jude Walk/Run, there are no geographic limitations and it allows the ability to participate for people who are immunocompromised, need ADA accommodations, etc. St. Jude Walk/Run is truly an event everyone can enjoy.
The entire Austin community is invited to participate in the event, which will feature a patient family speaker, scenic 5K, family friendly activities and live entertainment. Registration is Free for adults and children.
Register, volunteer, make a donation or learn more about this event at stjude.org/walkaustin.
WHY: Thanks to generous donors and events like the St. Jude Walk/Run presented by Window World of Austin, 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, but can’t do it alone. With the support of participants, donors and more, we can end childhood cancer together.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 18
7:30 a.m. Check-in
8:30 a.m. Welcome and St. Jude patient family introduction
9:00 a.m. Walk/Run starts
WHERE: Dell Diamond 3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
Visuals: Welcome stage with presenters, including patient families and sponsors
Walkers and runners in St. Jude T-shirts carrying related posters
Interview Ops: Interview with ALSAC/St. Jude reps, participants, patient families