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Why I Run

All for the St Jude Kids!

Trivia Bowl @ Big Horse Vineyard
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run Meeting @ Church of the Brethren
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm
4th Annual St. Patty’s 5K Run for Jude & 1 Mile Walk @ Lewistown High School
Mar 18 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Flat Top Grill (St. Jude Running Central to Peoria Fundraising Event) @ Flat Top Grill
Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Please click on the following link to print off a flyer that you may take into Flat Top Grill.  Present this to your server and Flat Top Grill will donate 10% of food sales to St. Jude.

St. Jude Running Central to Peoria.Flat Top Grill

Uplifted (8th Annual Benefit Concert for St. Jude) @ Crossroads United Methodist Church
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm
St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run Meeting (New Runners) @ Pekin Insurance Lodge
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Refreshments will be provided after the New Runner meeting beginning at approximately 6:30 pm.  At 7:00 pm the regular meeting for All Runners will begin.

St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run (All Runners) @ Pekin Insurance Lodge
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A New Runner meeting will be held at 5:30 pm with refreshments served after.  The regular meeting for All Runners will begin at 7:00 pm.  Beginning at 6:30, there will be a social half hour with food and drink.

Walking for Amy : 2-Mile Walk, 5K Run and Disc Golf Tournament @ Roanoke Park
Jun 3 @ 8:00 am
A Paint Nite to Remember with St. Jude @ St. Paul Lutheran Church
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm
St. Jude Trivia Night (St. Jude El Paso Run) @ Venue 27 (Topsy's)
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm

For additional information regarding this fun filled Trivia Night supporting St. Jude, please click on the “St. Jude Trivia Flier” link.  Here you will also find a registration form that you may mail in to Diann Smith.  Team entry forms are due by June 10th.

St Jude Trivia Flier

Peggy Bargmann Fisher October 23, 2014

Because God gave me legs so I can give back to those who cannot run!

Debbie Collins October 23, 2014

I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, in September 1988. At 10 years old, the biggest worry I had ever faced was passing spelling tests…and in the blink of an eye, my biggest worry was now whether or not I was going to live or die!  But, St. Jude was there and gave me hope!  The summer after I was diagnosed, I was in Memphis getting chemotherapy, and remember meeting this strange group of people.  They were runners and were getting ready to travel back to PEORIA, for the kids of St. Jude!  Now, running was about as bad as chemo in my book, so I could not believe that people I had never even met were willing to this “horrible” thing… for me!  As the time passed, I got to know some of the runners and what amazing people they were.  In fact, they inspired another patient and me to make a promise to one another that we would get healthy enough to be runners someday.  Well, about a year after my friend and I made that pact, he passed away, never getting the chance to run.  I was determined to run for him!  But, soon after he passed and I went off chemo, I relapsed.  This time my battle seemed harder, but St. Jude never gave up on me, and the hope of becoming a runner helped me never give up either!  I am happy to say that was over 20 years ago!  I am now a HEALTHY wife, mother, and Memphis to Peoria Runner!!!  2014 was my 17th year running!  I run to prove I beat cancer, I run for all the patients who will never get the chance, I run to show current patients there is hope, and I run to show all the runners that ever step DOES make a difference in the life of a child!  Thank you!

Amy Jones October 23, 2014