The Chris Hope Foundation today announced it raised $100,790 during the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, the largest single-day fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. CHF received second place in the corporate fundraising challenge.
“It was an honor for Chris Hope Foundation supporters and members of our CHF Cares team to have participated, fundraised, and volunteered in the annual St. Jude Memphis Marathon,” said CHF Founder Chris Hope. “Our foundation is built on spreading hope to families and children experiencing a life-threatening medical diagnosis, and efforts like this allow us to keep doing just that.”
More than 21,000 runners participated in the 21st annual race, according to the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC), the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. The annual marathon weekend proves to be a huge boost for the city of Memphis, bringing in an estimated $37 million in economic impact.
The St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is the largest single-day fundraiser for the hospital. This year’s event set an all-time fundraising record of $14 million. These events, along with the generosity of organizations like CHF, ensure that families never receive a bill for treatment and its associated costs.
“Through the generosity of our donors and partners, we earned second place in the corporate fundraising challenge, and with that, we are more than 80% to our lifetime goal of raising $1 million for St. Jude. Thank you!” said Hope.