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St. Jude benefit to debut Nov. 20 in Syracuse

Supporters of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in more than 60 communities across the country will participate in the fundraiser "Give Thanks. Walk." - a grass-roots 5K kickoff to the St. Jude "Thanks and Giving" fundraising and awareness campaign.

The 5K walk will be held Saturday Nov. 20 inside Carousel Center and is planned to become an annual event in Syracuse -- this is the first year it's taking place in this area. Participants are encouraged to form walk teams with friends, family and co-workers as well as recruit sponsors to make donations in support of their efforts and the lifesaving work done at St. Jude.

In 2009, more than 13,000 walkers participated in 40 events across the country, collectively raising more than $1.2 million.

For more information, visit givethankswalk.org.

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