Contact Name: Sandra
Phone Number: 978-535-7878
Peabody, Massachusetts – Hosted by Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts, Martial Arts for St. Jude will kick off on June 13th at 5:30 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.
The fundraising event will showcase martial arts skills while promoting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. Donations, which are open to the public, can be made by contacting Sandra at 978-535-7878 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the 10th year that Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts has held the Martial Arts for St. Jude program. Bruce McCorry’s Martial Arts has raised more than $15,000 since it began in 2001. “Martial arts promotes discipline and other life lessons,” said Sandra, event coordinator. “What better lesson can I teach our students than to help those in need? Our event gives us a great opportunity to help the kids of St. Jude who are fighting for their lives against deadly diseases such as cancer.”
Since opening in 1962, St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and around the world. No child is ever denied treatment because of a family’s inability to pay. With a daily operating cost of $1.7 million, St. Jude depends mostly on public contributions and fundraising events, like Martial Arts for St. Jude.
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About St. Jude
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The hospital’s research has helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent when the institution opened to almost 80 percent today. It is the first and only National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children, and no family ever pays St. Jude for care. For more information, go to www.stjude.org and follow St. Jude on www.facebook.com/stjude and www.twitter.com/stjude.