Fans encouraged to submit and share video of themselves running the ‘40’
Fans can join NFL Network, DIRECTV & Under Armour in supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as part of its collaboration with NFL PLAY 60
With the NFL Scouting Combine just weeks away, fans are once again gearing up to watch some of the top prospects flash their athletic skills for scouts, GM’s, and coaches exclusively on NFL Network. And in what has become an annual NFL Scouting Combine tradition, NFL Network host Rich Eisen will once again don a pair of cleats, along with a suit and tie, and run the 40-yard dash.
At the close of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine Eisen will run the 40 for the 11th time, but this time ‘Run Rich Run’ will benefit the NFL PLAY 60 relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since 2013, NFL PLAY 60 has been the ‘Official Champion of Play’ at St. Jude, helping to give all kids the chance to play.
Fans can participate and show their support, while flashing their own athleticism by submitting videos of themselves running the 40-yard dash. Along with their submissions, fans will be encouraged to donate money to help support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ensuring families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food, and can focus on what matters most – helping their child live.
To kick off the ‘Run Rich Run’ fundraising, NFL Network, DIRECTV and Under Armour have each pledged $25,000 to help support play therapy at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
To submit videos of themselves running the 40 and to support NFL PLAY’s collaboration 60 along with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, fans can visit: NFL.com/RunRichRun.
Fans can also submit ‘Run Rich Run’ videos via Twitter using the following hashtags: #RunRichRun #StJude.
“I’m thrilled to be adding a charitable component to this year’s run and beyond honored that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is on board,” said Eisen, emcee for the past three St. Jude benefits held annually at the Super Bowl. “Their work and facility is heaven-sent. If my slowness can raise one single penny for their efforts on behalf of sick children and their families, I’m overjoyed.”
The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine will air exclusively on NFL Network from February 20-23.
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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjudeand twitter.com/stjude.
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