On Saturday, September 24, walkers, joggers, and runners will come together during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month for the annual St. Jude Walk/Run, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Registration for the free fundraising event is open and the event kicks off at 8 a.m. at Waterfront Commons in West Palm Beach.
The 5K is an inclusive hybrid event that offers supporters the chance to participate in-person or virtually to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude’s mission of “Finding cures. Saving children.” Thanks to supporters, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food, so they can focus on helping their child fight.
As part of the event experience, participants are encouraged to use the St. Jude Walk/Run app, which is available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. Among the features of the app is the option to use augmented reality to bring St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to life in vivid detail. In addition, participants looking for a more fitness-minded challenge can connect with members of the St. Jude Run Club who are logging miles and minutes together using the fitness app Strava.