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Corinth heroes begin strides for St. Jude
by Steve Beavers
Jul 03, 2013 | 36 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A group of local heroes have no need for a cape.

All the 54-member team requires is a good pair of running shoes.

The Team Corinth St. Jude Heroes are warming up for another year of raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

"This is our biggest group of fundraisers," said team member Amy Smith.

Last year, Team Corinth tripled in size and had 36 members collect $43,000 for the hospital. This year, the runners have set a goal of raising over $50,000 by December.

The team mission begins Saturday with a road block planned at the Harper Road and Fulton Drive intersection red light.

"No amount is too small," said Smith. "If anyone who normally gives a regular donation wants to donate, they can by giving a check to an area runner who is raising money and they will get a tax deduction."

In return, the runner will receive credit toward the goal and the hospital will still get the money. Individuals who write a check to the cause will be mailed a receipt from St. Jude.

Heroes have their own fundraising website, entry to the Heroes race-day lounge and an opportunity to earn great prizes — not to mention the chance to make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases.

St. Jude Heroes are people committed to raising funds on behalf of the research hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Runners can compete in either a 5K, half marathon or marathon event the first Saturday in December.

In the past, Team Corinth has raised money through such events as yard sales and bake sales. Over five years, the group has brought in over $121,000 for the children of the hospital.

To donate online go to http://heroes.stjude.org/teamcorinth

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