Race Participants Can Raise Funds in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Jo Dee Messina Photo Provided by Country Music Association

MEMPHIS, TENN. – On Saturday, June 12, Country Music fans from around the world will lace up their sneakers to walk and run in support of patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® who are battling cancer and other deadly diseases. Hosted by Country Music star Jo Dee Messina, the St. Jude Music Fest Road Race is the first family run to be included in the 39-year history of the CMA Music Festival, an annual celebration of Country Music in Downtown Nashville that spans four days of concerts, autograph signings, family fun and more.

Race participants can register for the 5K race at Registration fees are $20 through May 28. Fees increase to $25 beginning May 29 through June 11; race day registration is $30. In addition a one mile Fun Run for kids will be held prior to the 5K.

St. Jude Music Fest Road Race participants can become St. Jude Heroes and raise additional funds for St. Jude by collecting donations from friends and family as they train for the race. St. Jude Heroes receive helpful resources including fundraising tips, free online training at and a personalized fundraising Web page.

St. Jude Heroes who raise $250 will receive two tickets to the CMA Music Festival Saturday night concert. Those who raise $500 will be invited to an exclusive brunch with Jo Dee Messina. All funds collected from race registration and raised by St. Jude Heroes benefit St. Jude, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. To learn more about the St. Jude Heroes program, visit

© 2010 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc.


One response

  1. it is actually fun to be on music festivals because i love music so much _

    November 4, 2010 at 3:06 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s