Rhodes Runs for St. Jude

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Publication Date: 11/27/2007

Several Rhodes College faculty, staff, students and alumni will assist the upcoming St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend. Race day is December 1 and consists of a marathon, half marathon, and the Grizzlies House 5K.

History professor Frank Buscher and registrar Glenn Munson are running the marathon as St. Jude Heroes. As “Heroes,” Buscher and Munson can be sponsored to help raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. At. St. Jude, children are treated regardless of a family′s ability to pay, and so fundraising plays a big role in continuing the hospital’s life-saving research and treatment.   

“I can’t think of a better cause than helping to save the lives of children,” says Buscher. 

Buscher and Munson aren’t the only faculty and staff members who are helping the cause. History professor Mike LaRosa will  run the half marathon, and religious studies professor Gail Streete and Marci Hendrix of information services are running the Grizzlies House 5K. 

The Rhodes alumni chapter of Memphis, led by Megan ’04 and Jonathan Hulgan ’03, is sponsoring a water station at the marathon. The station is at the 21st mile mark, located just outside the North Parkway campus gate. In addition to alumni, faculty and staff members also plan on working the station.   If you would like to volunteer, contact Holly Hilliard, associate director of alumni relations, at hilliardh@rhodes.edu.

Click here to register to run in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend.  If you would like to sponsor Buscher and Munson, click here. Donations can be accepted until January 1. 

(Information compiled by Bryan Hearn, Rhodes Student Associate in the Rhodes Communications Office.)