Once again the Chillicothe St Jude Runs team will be raising money for the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The team will run through the city of Chillicothe on Saturday August 5th at approximately 1:10 p.m. as part of the 55.6 miles they cover that day. The run ends at the St Jude telethon at the Peoria Civic Center. We are asking the folks of Chillicothe to line 4th Street during their run through town and cheer the team on. The team will be led through town by our own St Jude kids and their families. If you wish to donate to the team and have not had a chance yet, there will be “can-shakers” in and around town all morning on August 5th. They will happily accept your donation The Chillicothe team will present the money they raised this year on WEEK-TV at 9:27 p.m. Please tune in to see how the team did this year.
Since 2005 the Chillicothe St Jude Runs team and the Brad Wallin Memorial Tournament have raised over $1,900,000. In 2016 Chillicothe was the largest fundraising team of all of the 38 satellite teams by raising $360,000. A little town doing big things for children with cancer. Go Chillicothe!