This past Saturday, thousands of runners, volunteers, and sponsors gathered to fundraise and promote awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through the St. Jude Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K.
Members of our CBIZ MHM Memphis office contributed in various ways to the events -- by running in the half-marathon, participating in the relay, and volunteering.
The CBIZ volunteers were stationed at the water and aid station at mile marker 9, handing out Gu along with preparing water and Gatorade to hand out to the passing runners.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, is a pediatric hospital focused on research geared towards the treatment, cures, and prevention of children's catastrophic diseases.
While the average daily operating costs for St. Jude is $2 million, families never receive a bill for any of the services offered through St. Jude. Therefore, fundraising events such as the St. Jude Marathon, along with community involvement and support in these events, are all the more crucial.
This year's St. Jude Marathon involved an estimated 20,000 participants and raised over $7.5 to date. To learn more about the St. Jude Marathon, or to donate,click here.
CBIZ loved getting to work with other members of the Memphis community towards such a worthwhile cause and wishes the best of luck to the fundraising team in their continuing efforts! To learn more about St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, click here.