5K Walk/Run to Support St. Jude Children’s Cancer Research
Delta Delta Delta, a sorority at University of the Pacific, will host Miracle Miles this weekend, a 5K walk/run to raise money for cancer research. In a partnership with St. Jude Children's Cancer Research, the national sorority has pledged to raise $10 million in 10 years, making it the largest charitable donation from a non-profit organization to St. Jude.
At 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, Delta Delta Delta will start the 5K walk/run at Pacific's Stockton campus on the DeRosa University Center Lawn. Registration opens at 10 a.m. In 2005, the Pacific chapter made its own pledge to raise $62,500 in 10 years and has raised more than $31,000. They hope to raise $5,000 on Saturday with the help of Pacific, the Stockton community and San Joaquin County.
"We have a special place in our hearts for all of the children at St. Jude, one of the amazing services that they offers is that no child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay," said Rachana Kodem, the president of the Phi Rho Chapter for Delta Delta Delta. "We will continue to support St. Jude through Miracle Miles and Delta Desserts, two events which are a major part of what our sorority does to help financially."
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas and was the first institution established for the sole purpose of conducting basic and clinical research into catastrophic childhood diseases. The hospital was built on the values that all medical and scientific discoveries would be freely shared in hopes to save more lives. St. Jude is the largest childhood cancer research center in the world in number of patients enrolled on research study protocols and who are successfully treated.
For more information, please visit the Delta Delta Delta Web site at www.pacifictridelta.com/philanthropy.