‘Break Time’ will raise funds for hospital

'Break Time' will raise funds for hospital "It's Break Time," a fund raiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, will be held on Saturday, March 19, at Vermillion Tae kwon do, 10 E. Cherry Street. In conjunction with the tae kwon do club's monthly testing, Vermillion tae kwon do students of all ages are hoping to break 500 boards through a combined effort. The public is welcome to watch any or all of the day's events.

Board breaking will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by Tiny Tiger testing at 9:30 a.m. and Karate Kids and adult testing at 10:30 a.m.

More board breaking will begin following the testing, at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Students are taking pledges for each board broken, with all proceeds being donated to St. Jude.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, and based in Memphis, TN, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family member ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay.

St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization. In 1962 when the hospital opened, acute lymphoblastic leuke-mia, the most common form of childhood leukemia, was only survived by 5 percent of our patients; the current rate is now 80 percent. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.

The money raised in this event will help to ensure that children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases will have a better chance to live.

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