St. Jude Give thanks. Walk

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99.5 WYCD Sponsors Detroit St. Jude Give thanks. Walk at Somerset Collection in Troy, on Saturday November 17, 2012 at 8 am

CBS Radio Detroit's country music station 99.5 WYCD is one of the sponsors for the second annual St. Jude Give thanks. Walk event in Detroit being held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at The Somerset Collection in Troy. 

The walk is an indoor 5K, non-competitive, family friendly event to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which strives to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.  It is also a grass-roots kickoff to the St. Jude Thanks and Giving, a fundraising and awareness campaign.

Last year's Detroit event brought together 1,000 walkers and raised over $76,000.  Nationally, there were 80 events which raised more than $3.3 million and this year 90 communities are expected to take part.

"It's heartwarming to see all of the support for the children of St. Jude, who are the real heroes and an inspiration.  Thanks to all of our WYCD fans and everyone in Metro Detroit for supporting this noble and worthy cause," said Tim Roberts, Program Director of 99.5 WYCD.

There is no registration fee for the St. Jude Give thanks.  Walk which is also co-sponsored by The Somerset Collection and the Detroit Pistons.  Participants are invited to form walk teams with their friends, family and co-workers and recruit sponsors to make donations in support of the lifesaving work done at St. Jude. 

To get inolved, go to www.givethankswalk.orghttp://www.givethankswalk.org Registration starts at 7 a.m. with the walk beginning at 8 a.m.

Contact:Corinna Weber-CKC Agency-248.788.1744-corinna@ckcagency.com.

Stacy Ziarko - St. Jude-Stacy.Ziarko@stjude.org<mailto:Stacy.Ziarko@st.jude.org

Tim Roberts -99.5 WYCD -troberts@wycd.com





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