American Internet Tech donates to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (May 2023)

American Internet Tech donates to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (May 2023)

Emmy-nominated NFL Network host Rich Eisen suited up and sprinted for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital this week during his annual Run Rich Run event. Joining him were St. Jude patients and NFL ambassadors supporting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.

Eisen was joined by five St. Jude patients, including Emmanuel, 19, who ran an incredible 4.7 second 40-yard-dash. Emmanuel was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a cancer of the eye when he was only four years old. Today, he is a star athlete, a recipient of 18 football scholarships, a first team all-district pick and a college football player.

St. Jude patients Alana, 11, and Quincy, 12, both diagnosed with a form of kidney cancer called Wilms tumor, along with Reynaldo, 20, and Maelin-Kate, 8, joined Eisen to run the 40-yard-dash. Reynaldo was diagnosed in 2018 with rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue cancer and Maelin-Kate underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant to treat Fanconi anemia, a genetic disease that can cause leukemia.

Running with Eisen and St. Jude patients were two other football celebrities: Diana Flores, Quarterback of Mexico's gold medal-winning Women's Flag Football National Team and star of the NFL Super Bowl LVII commercial “Run With It,” and Play 60 Super Kid Julia Crossley. Eisen’s friend, and fellow University of Michigan alum, NFL legend Jarrod Bunch provided coaching and motivation for Eisen as he completed his run.

Because of generous donations through events like Run Rich Run, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – so they can focus on helping their child live. Eisen was named 2021 St. Jude Ambassador of the Year for his ongoing efforts in support of St. Jude kids.

American Internet Tech keeps supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and makes one more monthly donation. Let’s all help patients and families at St. Jude cope with serious illnesses.