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Best of Peoria

Since its inception in 1982, St. Jude Runs has raised more than $50.8 million for the kids of St. Jude—a beloved cause that was voted Peoria’s best fundraising event for three straight years. With 3,022 runners and volunteers last year, the St. Jude Runs raised $5.21 million to treat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases in 2017 alone. In addition to the flagship Memphis to Peoria Run, which kicks off the St. Jude Telethon every August, 37 communities across Illinois now host satellite runs.