St. Jude Benefit Walk This Weekend

St. Jude Benefit Walk This Weekend
St. Jude

OCEAN CITY — For the 10th year, participants can raise money for the treatment of cancer-stricken children and research for a cancer cure by walking the Boards in Ocean City.

The Annual Let’s Walk the Boards for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital takes place on Saturday, April 6, 2013, on the Ocean City Boardwalk.  Registration starts at 9 a.m. in front of the Tram Station at the south end of the boardwalk.

Since its founding in 1962, St. Jude Children’s Hospital has treated over 20,000 children from the United States and 70 foreign countries, without regard to race, religion, or ability to pay. Contributions are used prudently, with 81 cents of every dollar going to the current or future needs of the hospital. St. Jude Children’s Hospital is the leading researcher of childhood cancer, pediatric AIDS and genetic immune disorders. Cancer survivor rates for Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia are miraculous, with 94% of patients surviving today compared to 4% in 1962.

Cost to participate in the Ocean City walk is $15, and walkers are encouraged to solicit additional donations by signing-up sponsors for their walk.  All donations are tax deductible. Online contributions are also appreciated.

For $35, participant earns a t-shirt, $75 a T-shirt and gym bag and $150 a T-shirt, gym bag and St. Jude camp stool.

About The Author: Steven Green

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The writer has been with The Dispatch in various capacities since 1995, including serving as editor and publisher since 2004. His previous titles were managing editor, staff writer, sports editor, sales account manager and copy editor. Growing up in Salisbury before moving to Berlin, Green graduated from Worcester Preparatory School in 1993 and graduated from Loyola University Baltimore in 1997 with degrees in Communications (journalism concentration) and Political Science.