Join the St. Jude Heroes Detroit Marathon Team!

Join the St. Jude Heroes Detroit Marathon Team!

Calling all experienced or first time marathoners, half marathoners, and walkers: lace up your running shoes for the Detroit Free Press Marathon on Sunday October 18, 2009 as a St. Jude Hero! While you're pushing yourself for a personal fitness goal, you can help the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® fight their own marathon battle against pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Join numerous Heroes across the country and become a Hero to a child today! As a St. Jude Hero, you will receive a personalized fundraising web site, online training plan, and other great incentives.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has developed the St. Jude Heroes program to enable participants in various sporting events throughout the country to compete for a great cause finding cures, saving children.

The money raised by St. Jude Heroes will support treatment and research for thousands of children stricken by cancer and other childhood catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the world's foremost pediatric cancer research center. St. Jude shares it findings globally, so children in Michigan, throughout the United States, and around the world can benefit.

Participating in the Heroes program will change your life, as you join other runners in an inspiring race for the finish line. During the run, you may face challenges and doubts, but the motivation of helping young patients at St. Jude will help you cross the finish line.

To become a St. Jude Hero and to help save the lives of children, go to or call Rachel Lemon of St. Jude at 1-800-942-5533.