HORSHAM, Pa., Sept. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bimbo Sweet Baked Goods is joining the fight against childhood cancer as a sponsor for the 2016 St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. The walk/run takes place in 58 cities across the country and helps raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The first races were held on September 17, with the remainder being held tomorrow, September 24.
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and throughout the month, walkers and runners across America join together to support children at St. Jude during their battle with cancer. Cities hosting a walk/run include Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia and many more. Participants can sign up online and fundraise as an individual or part a team. Runners and walkers can also win numerous prizes, including St. Jude outdoor gear.
“We’re honored to partner with an outstanding organization like St. Jude to provide hope for children fighting cancer,” said Eduardo Zarate, Senior Marketing Director at Bimbo Sweet Baked Goods. “We believe it is important to support the families in our communities during one of the toughest times of their lives.”
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provides affordable care to families affected by childhood cancer. Childhood cancer survival rates have increased by sixty percent since St. Jude opened fifty years ago.
About Bimbo Sweet Baked Goods
Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) is a leader in the baking industry, known for its category leading brands, innovative products, freshness and quality. Our team of 21,000 U.S. associates operates more than 50 manufacturing locations in the United States. Over 11,000 distribution routes deliver our leading brands such as Arnold®, Bimbo®, Boboli®, Brownberry®, Entenmann's®, Freihofer's®, Heiners ®, Marinela®, Mrs Baird’s®, Nature’s Harvest®, Oroweat®, Sara Lee®, Stroehmann®, Thomas'®, and Tia Rosa.® BBU is owned by Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B de C.V., the world's largest baking company with operations in 22 countries. For more information about the brand please visit www.bimbousa.com
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