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St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer: One-of-a-kind event on St. Jude campus

(Source: St Jude Children's Research Hospital) (Source: St Jude Children's Research Hospital)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Just this year, 16,000 parents will be told their child has cancer. One in five of those parents are still going to lose their child from the disease.

You can help work toward changing those numbers by attending the second annual St. Jude Walk/Run to end childhood cancer on Saturday, Sept. 24. This is the ONLY event that starts and ends right on St. Jude's campus in downtown Memphis.

You will be helping parents like Jenny Landstreet, whose daughter Mabry is currently receiving treatment for Leukemia at St. Jude.

"We were so scared and praying, 'Please make this not be Leukemia,'" Landstreet said. "One of the doctors in there said to me, 'If it's Leukemia, we know what to do, and we're gonna take care of her. But if it's not Leukemia, we've got to figure out what's wrong.' So that first interaction with the doctor gave me the confidence of, they knew what to do, and they were going to take care of her."

Again the walk/run is on Saturday, September 24 at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital campus, located at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. Registration begins at 6 a.m., opening ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m., and the race starts at 9 a.m.

Ages six and up will pay $10 for the walk and $20 for the 5K run. Ages five and under are free.

For more information and to register or donate, visit http://fundraising.stjude.org.

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