LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – It was a record-setting day for this year’s “Give Thanks” walk to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
More than 1500 people turned out to the Louisville Zoo to show their support for the hospital that treats children battling cancer and other deadly diseases.
St. Jude relies on fundraisers like this one to support its work because it never sends families a bill for treatment.
The money raised today helps patients right here in Louisville.
Katy Mortimer walked in honor of her three-year-old son who recently died of brain cancer and spent his last few months at St. Judes.
“I’m going to do this every year not only for my own son, but for the newly diagnosed who are scared and don’t know what their future is like,” she said.
70 different walks around the country were held to benefit St. Jude’s.
The Louisville walk raised $153,000.