Green Front champions the fight against childhood cancer
RALEIGH, N.C. (November 20, 2023) – Green Front Furniture’s Raleigh team proudly laced up for an extraordinary cause on September 16, stepping out in full force for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Walk/Run in the North Carolina Triangle area. Held at the North Carolina Highway State Test Track, the fundraiser netted $214,340 to cure childhood cancer and toppled St. Jude’s original goal of $200,000.
“Participating in St. Jude’s Walk/Run in Raleigh was a privilege, as it is such an important cause to support,” said Green Front Raleigh General Manager Patrick Casey.
The Green Front Raleigh team walked alongside 1,174 individuals and 124 teams participating in an event that unites communities behind the St. Jude mission: “to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.” St. Jude works to create a world where “no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.”
“Green Front has been around for a long time and has always been committed to giving back,” said Green Front President and CEO Den Cralle. “We’ve recently partnered with St. Jude Children’s Hospital because we wanted to make a significant impact. St. Jude is a great fit, and we are dedicated to supporting its mission.”
The Triangle walk/run continues Green Front Furniture’s ongoing support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As the furniture sponsor for the St. Jude Richmond Dream Home Giveaway in both 2022 and 2023, Green Front Farmville partnered with interior designers to outfit a brand-new home and donate a $10,000 shopping spree for winners. In May 2023, Green Front also sponsored the inaugural St. Jude Anchor of Hope benefit in Newport News, Virginia. Green Front’s partnership with St. Jude will continue in 2024 as the third-generation, family-owned furniture company eagerly anticipates supporting both the Richmond and Hampton Roads Dream Homes and championing St. Jude’s vision of a world where no child faces the shadow of cancer.
About Green Front Raleigh
Green Front Raleigh is one of two satellite locations of Green Front Furniture, a furniture retail company established in 1968. Green Front Raleigh features over 35,000 square feet of showroom space and provides customers with a massive, yet curated and ever-changing selection of furniture, rugs and home decor at unmatched prices. Green Front offers a destination shopping experience: the opportunity to explore, discover and seek on your own or with the guidance of a sales team that has decades of industry knowledge. For more information on Green Front Raleigh, please visit https://www.greenfront.com/shop-raleigh/ or connect on Instagram or Facebook.
Green Front Furniture is headquartered in Farmville, Va. In addition to the Raleigh location, Green Front also has a satellite location in Northern Virginia. Housed on a Main Street campus, Green Front Farmville features nearly 1 million square feet of showroom space throughout 13 renovated tobacco warehouses and revitalized department stores. For more information, please visit greenfront.com or connect with Green Front Furniture on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Pinterest and YouTube.
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.