Shaw’s St. Jude Heroes Team Breaks Fundraising Record at the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend

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For the fourth year in a row, the team took home the top corporate fundraising team distinction.

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“In just nine years, Shaw’s team has grown exponentially and broken fundraising records all in support of the courageous children and families at St. Jude.”- Curtis Callaway, Shaw’s St. Jude Marathon team captain

Shaw Industries Group Inc. (Shaw) reports its St. Jude Memphis Marathon Team has raised more than $467,000 and counting to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. The team’s extraordinary efforts broke the previous record of $328,904 set by Shaw in 2021 for the most money raised by a single team during race weekend.

This year, 181 Shaw associates, customers, vendors and family members joined the Shaw running team and each individually fundraised to help the team hit its most ambitious goal to date. All their efforts will support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its work to fight against childhood cancer.

“In just nine years, Shaw’s team has grown exponentially and broken fundraising records all in support of the courageous children and families at St. Jude,” said Curtis Callaway, Shaw’s St. Jude Marathon team captain. “I am so proud and grateful for our team and our countless supporters who helped us exceed our goal and make a difference for a cause that has grown so close to our hearts.”

Shaw’s partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital began a decade ago with the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Program. Since then, Shaw has been the sole flooring provider in more than 400 Dream Homes. Shaw also supports the hospital through its St. Jude Cushion Program and St. Jude Cleaner Program. With the backing of its customers, vendors and more, Shaw has provided more than $18.5 million in support for the fight against childhood cancer.

To learn more about Shaw’s partnership with St. Jude, visit shawfloors.com/stjude. 

ABOUT SHAW 

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. supplies carpet, resilient, hardwood, laminate, tile and stone, synthetic turf, and other specialty products to residential and commercial markets worldwide. The company meets its diverse customer needs through an expansive portfolio of brands, including: Anderson Tuftex, COREtec, Floorigami, Patcraft, Philadelphia Commercial, Shaw Contract, Shaw Floors, Shaw Sports Turf, Southwest Greens and more. 

Shaw is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with more than $6 billion in annual revenue and more than 20,000 associates worldwide. Headquartered in Dalton, Ga., Shaw has salespeople and/or offices located throughout the U.S. as well as Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, India, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom. Visit http://www.shawinc.com for more information. 

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened in 1962. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel. 

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