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.