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We Need Some Good News and I Have Some

I live in Central Illinois and yesterday was our St Jude Day.  St Jude Childrens Hospital is a big deal around here.  We support it with much enthusiasm!  

 

We have have runners that do a Memphis to Peoria run.  And then all of the smaller towns and cities do their own Run to Peoria.  We even have teams that run from St Louis to Peoria and Chicago to Peoria!  They all run to the Peoria Civic Center to kick off the St Jude Telethon on our local tv station, WEEK.  The Memphis runners and all others are televised and greeted at the finish line with many cheering spectators.  

 

My daughter ran 18 miles to the Center and raised $1,000.00.  We drove along and cheered the runners at their designated stops.  Some families have Lemonade Stands along the runners routes to raise money too.  

 

The Memphis to Peoria runners raised $1,152,595.00

 

The St Jude Runs overall total $5,698,582.00

 

Our 38 year total $61,921,460.00

 

With all of the sadness lately we need to remember all of the good things people are doing.  

 

Anyone else have have good news to share?

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That is good news! It's so comforting to know there are still good people and good things happening in our world. Smiley Very Happy

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Wowza, just love this!

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Congratulations to your daughter!!

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Your daughter did great and so did you and the rest of the runners.

 

That is wonderful, good work for St. Jude.

 

Good to see more positive here!Smiley Happy

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Thank God for places like St. Jude's, the Shriners, and The Children's Inn at NIH (Nat'l Institutes of Health).  And a special thank-you to you, @4kitties , for publicizing this great event and to your daughter for her fund-raising (and athletic) accomplishment!

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It is just so heartwarming to see all of the support and help they get from businesses and restaurants in our area.  Amazon supplied the total board for the telethon and had a representative there manning a phone for donations.  

 

 

 

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Congratulations to your daughter for raising much needed funds for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.  It is a wonderful organization and no one needs to ever worry about bills.  I have always supported this wonderful institution founded by Danny Thomas!

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@4kitties   Here is a story to bring a smile to your face.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/boy-enamored-with-the-american-flag-gets-the-ultimate-surpr...



......You look like I need a drink.....
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@CAcableGirl   That was great! Thanks!