St. Jude Runs, Telethon, Raise Millions

It was a record breaking year for the St. Jude Telethon and St. Jude Runs, once again proving Central Illinois has some of the most giving people in the country.

Moments before the telethon went off the air just after midnight Saturday, the grand total of $8,321,339 was announced. That's an increase of more than $730,000 from last year.

The Memphis to Peoria St. Jude Runners alone brought in just over $1 million, up $150,000 from last year.

The total for all the runs combined was a little more than $4.1 million.

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