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Women’s Basketball Sponsoring Walk-A-Thon to Support St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Monday, April 08, 2013
Arlington, Va. – Marymount University’s women’s basketball team is holding a Walk-A-Thon to raise money that will help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The event will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2013 from 1-3 pm on Marymount’s main campus.

Marymount’s goal is to raise $5,000 for St. Jude’s. To date, the Saints have raised over $2,000 towards their goal.

To join the event, visit the event Web page and register to participate. If you are unable to participate, you may also make a donation towards the event.

The Saints are hosting the event to raise money that will help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital find new treatments for childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The event is in honor of a courageous fighter, Keeley Imel. Keeley will forever be remembered as an inspiration to everyone she has ever met. After battling brain cancer for five years, Keeley passed away on April 1, 2012.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.

More information on St. Jude can be found online at www.stjude.org, www.facebook.com/stjude and www.twitter.com/stjude.