FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2011 St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon Sells Out;
Limited Spots Available for St. Jude Heroes
Secure a spot as a St. Jude Hero by committing to raise $500 for St. Jude
MEMPHIS, TENN. (July 15, 2011) – Participants can still secure spots in the
now sold-out St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon to be held Saturday, December
3, by becoming a St. Jude Hero. St. Jude Heroes take their race commitment
to the next level by raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital®. By committing to raise at least $500, participants will be
guaranteed a race entry while spots are still available. The St. Jude
Memphis Half Marathon is one of four races of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon
Weekend which includes the St. Jude Memphis Marathon, the Memphis Grizzlies
House 5K and the St. Jude Memphis Family Race and Kids Marathon.
St. Jude Heroes raise funds by securing pledges from family, friends and
coworkers. To assist in fundraising, St. Jude Heroes receive tools such a
personalized website. In addition, they can earn great incentives such as
hotel accommodations, a VIP tour of St. Jude and access to an exclusive St.
Jude Heroes Pasta Party. Last year, from event proceeds and funds raised
from participating St. Jude Heroes, more than $2.8 million was raised
for St. Jude. To register for a race and to become a St. Jude Hero, visit
The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, presented by Juice Plus+®, is a
collaborative effort between St. Jude and the Memphis Runners Track Club.
Last year, the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend races welcomed more than
16,000 participants. This year's races will mark 10 years of supporting St.
Jude and its mission of finding cures and saving children from cancer and
other deadly diseases. Since naming St. Jude as the benefiting charity in
2002, $13.5 million has been raised for the hospital through event proceeds
and the St. Jude Heroes program. For more information, visit
About the Event:
The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is one of the few major marathons in
the country to benefit a single charity. The St. Jude Memphis Marathon
Weekend, presented by Juice Plus+®, is a collaborative effort between
St. Jude and the Memphis Runners Track Club. To learn more, visit
About St. Jude:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its
pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other
catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer
center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National
Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in
Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and
medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer
research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by
insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's
inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its
fundraising organization. In 2010, St. Jude was ranked the most trusted
charity in the nation in a public survey conducted by Harris Interactive, a
highly respected international polling and research firm. St. Jude was also
named the nation's top children's cancer hospital in the 2010-11 Best
Children's Hospitals rankings published by U.S. News & World Report.
For more information, go to www.stjude.org.
About the presenting sponsor:
Juice Plus+® is an easy and inexpensive way to add nutrition from a
wide variety of different fruits, vegetables and grains to your diet,
everyday. It provides whole food based nutrition from 17 different fruits,
vegetables and grains in convenient capsule, chewable or gummi form.