Employees from Munch’s Supply, a leading Midwest-based heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) distributor, participated in the virtual St. Jude’s Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer on Sept. 26.
For the past seven years, Munch’s Supply has supported the event. “We’re proud to work with our employees and customers, continuing this annual tradition to help the children of St. Jude,” said Keith Kramer, president of Munch’s Supply.
Even though 2020’s event was virtual, the Munch’s Supply team worked together to raise more than $9,800 — one of their highest fundraising amounts. This put Munch’s Supply in eighth place out of 191 teams in the Chicago area. A new aspect of this year’s campaign was an online Munch’s Supply/St. Jude Summer Fun Store where employees and customers could purchase special items (such as T-shirts and electronics items) with purchase proceeds going to St. Jude. Other activities included raffles for customers and employees along with traditional participant donations.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Founded by Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.