Dragon Boat Race brings in more than $160,000 for St Jude
The St. Jude Duncan-Williams Dragon Boat Races on Saturday, May 13, at Mud Island River Park raised more than $160,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
This is the sixth annual dragon boat races sponsored by Duncan-Williams and the second year that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is the benefiting charity. Approximately 1,000 people formed teams to race and thousands more attended the event to cheer from the sidelines where there was music, food and children’s activities.
Prior to race day, St. Jude patients enjoyed learning about dragon boats and the significance of the drum, which sets the pace during races. They met PanAm staff Konrad Doerrbecker and Pat Bradley (from left to right) who are Team USA National Dragonboat Team Coaches who participated in the St. Jude Duncan-Williams Dragon Boat Races.
Source: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®