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Quincy St. Jude runs kicks off 9th year

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

 

Friday kicks off the 9th annual St. Jude's Children's Hospital Quincy run to Peoria.  This year, 88 runners are participating and organizers say they're seeing a large group of first time runners.  
The goal is to raise awareness and money for kids who have cancer.  Kassie Huls' son Jakob has cancer and she says this run is more than just raising money.  

"It's very emotional to know that the people who go and do the run when they don't have any ties and raise awareness and some money.  It's very emotional now that it hits home," Huls said. 

Organizers say last year, they raised $111,000 and they hope to match that this year.

 



 


 

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