By Gary Lloyd
A kick-a-thon held in Trussville earlier this month raised more than $5,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The event held at Birmingham Academy of Martial Arts on North Chalkville Road in Trussville raised $5,192.25. The event, which had 45 participants ranging in age from 3 to 48, was done in honor of Thomas Sullivan, a former student who recently lost his battle with cancer. St. Jude promised a plaque in his honor.
Students spent one to two hours completing 1,000 kicks. Young students kicked 500 times, whereas older students kicked approximately 1,000 times.
This was the third year for the event. The first two years, the academy raised a total of just less than ,000.
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