Tri Delta Celebrates Raising over $215,000 for the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk

On Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital supporters in 75 cities across the country joined together to participate in the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk., an exciting 5K walk to raise money for the children of St. Jude.

More than 180 Delta Delta Delta teams, along with their families and friends, participated in the event by walking, volunteering at the walk or raising money virtually.

Tri Delta set a goal of raising $150,000, and far exceeded that goal by raising $217,000.

"It's so exciting to see our collegiate and alumnae members uniting once again for this event and doing great things for St. Jude," said Fraternity President Phyllis Durbin Grissom, Southern Methodist. "The fact that our members continually surpass the fundraising goals we set in place is a real testament to their dedication to this cause and their passion for philanthropy."

Out of all the Tri Delta participants, the top fundraising team was The Chicago Loop Group in Chicago. These alumnae members raised more than $21,300.

All money raised by Tri Delta will go towards supporting its $15 million in 5 years campaign for St. Jude. Tri Delta has raised more than $14.9 million for the campaign since the $15 million goal was announced in July 2010.

The St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. serves as a grass-roots kickoff to the St. Jude Thanks and Giving fundraising and awareness campaign. The St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign is an unprecedented union of celebrities, media, retail and corporate partners that asks consumers to "Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not."

Thanks and Giving was created in 2004 by Marlo Thomas and her siblings Terre and Tony Thomas, children of hospital founder Danny Thomas. Funds raised by the campaign support the lifesaving work of St. Jude — to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

View pictures from different walks around the US!