St. Jude Miracle Walk held in LaFayette

Published 10:36 am Tuesday, March 20, 2018

LaFAYETTE — A St. Jude Miracle Walk to fight childhood cancer was held on Court Square in downtown LaFayette on Saturday, March 17. Walkers raised approximately $1,400 in the fundraising event.

St. Jude’s motto is: “Most men dream dreams, but only a few see their dreams come true.”

Danny Thomas had a dream and from it came a miracle – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded in 1962.

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Located in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude today is the largest childhood cancer research institution in the world. Cancer is the leading disease killer of American children and is second only to accidents as the leading cause of death among the young.

At St. Jude, doctors and scientists are probing the mysteries of catastrophic childhood illnesses – the cancers that maim and kill our children. Every day. they are seeking not only better treatment but the cause and ultimately, the prevention of these terrible killers.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is fulfilling the promise and dream of its late founder, Danny Thomas, by working to alleviate the childhood diseases that blight the lives of youngsters, their families and society as a whole. Truly, St. Jude is saving the lives of children throughout the world.

Special events for St. Jude allow people to help St. Jude kids by raising money for research and treatments. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food. This is in keeping with Danny Thomas’ belief that families facing such a crisis should have no other worry than helping their child live.

Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of their financial situation.