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For the first time ever, St. Jude Telethon raises more than $10 million

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PEORIA, Ill (HOI) -- -

    The 40th annual St. Jude Telethon was a historic one, as for the first time ever, more than $10 million was raised.
    The telethon signed off early Sunday morning with a record $10,132,140. 
    That is an increase of three percent over last year.
    The Memphis to Peoria St. Jude runners by themselves brought in just over a million dollars.
    All 36 runs together brought in more than $5 million. 

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