Thousands walk for St. Jude kids in Brooklyn
By Mary Frost
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Roughly 3,000 people from across the tri-state area gathered in Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday to kick off the inaugural St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer.
The event, which featured a 5K walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, music and games in the park, raised funds to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital find cures for children battling cancer. St. Jude never charges families for treatment, and the majority of funding for the hospital comes from contributors.
The walk was led by Eric Trump (son of The Donald), whose Eric Trump Foundation supports St. Jude, and radio personality Elvis Duran. Recording group Lipstick Gypsy (Epic Records) stars Chris Liggio and John Thomas rocked the crowd with tunes including their second single, “The Cure.”