For the third year, SamStrong was well represented at the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend. Andy, Tammy, Susan, Evan, Dan, and Patty all participated in the 5k and all did very well! Overall, the weekend was a huge success, with over 23,000 total participants raising $10 million. Especially inspiring was the portion of the run that went through the St. Jude campus, where the street was lined by St. Jude doctors, nurses, patients, and families.
Short sleeve and long sleeve SamStrong shirts are available with the SamStrong ribbon logo on the front. The shirt is gold and features Sam’s drawing of him defeating the cancer monster enlarged on the back of the shirt.
The short sleeve are $10 for adult S,M,L, or XL and youth sizes S,M,L. The long sleeve are $15 for adult S,M,L or XL and youth sizes S,M,L. SamStrong wristbands and window decals are also available for $1.50 each. All money raised from the sale of SamStrong merchandise will be directed to the brain tumor research team at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
To place an order, you can click here to download a printable order form, or you can go to the Contact Us form and include information in the Comments field for items, quantities, and sizes. Please make checks payable to SamStrong. Payment and order forms should be mailed to SamStrong, PO Box 252, Newburgh, IN 47629-0252.
This year’s SamStrong Childhood Cancer Awareness Football Game on Friday September 9 had the largest crowd since the event started! Mayor Lloyd Winnecke issued a proclamation declaring September 9, 2016 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Day in Evansville. A huge “Thank you!” to the students, faculty, and parents at Memorial High School and St. John the Baptist School for keeping the spirit of SamStrong alive and for purchasing and continued wearing of your SamStrong shirts. Special thanks to the SamStrong Club for organizing the very successful tailgate party. The students and faculty at Mater Dei High School also deserve thanks for joining with Memorial to help defeat childhood cancer.