2017 - St. Jude's Walk

On September 23, MA HOBY helped to make successful the St. Jude Walk to raise funds for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This was our fifth year helping with this event. It was held at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. The setting added to the fun as the path wove through the zoo where walkers, runners and volunteers could view the animals. The Start/Finish line was right next to an area for the zebras, water buffalo and ostriches. The fundraiser was very successful and raised $521,302 from over 2200 walkers and runners. Our volunteers helped to keep the energy up through their encouraging cheers accompanied by noise makers, flags and pomp oms and thanking the walkers and runners for their participation and contributions. We then helped clean up, collect signage and taking down the table and chairs. The organizers told us “Your team is always a pleasure to have and we look forward to our partnership each year! Please share a warm ‘THANK YOU!’ with everyone who was able to join. I truly appreciate their enthusiasm and willingness to do whatever is asked of them on event day. I do hope they enjoy participating and look forward to having you join us again next year!”

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