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Can you imagine a world without children?We can't.
Finding cures. Saving children.
St. Judes Children's Research Hospital

 

Can you imagine a more worthy cause? We can't.

 

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world's premier centers for research and treatment of catastrophicdiseases in children, primarily pediatric cancers.

 

The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our Founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

 

St. Jude is the only pediatric research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay.

 

Ever since the start of the California Coast Run, we have donated the proceeds of the charity raffle to the St Jude Children's Research Hospital. This year we are a member of St Jude's new Cruisin' For St Jude program. I have optimistically set our goal at $500 for the event. We normally raise a couple hundred through the raffle so I am hoping to find other donations online to help reach our goal.

The event home page is HERE.

From this page, you can make a single donation by clicking the 'Sponsor Event' button. You can also sign up as a participant, which allows you to solicit donations in your name. Do this with the 'Register Now' button. This would be great for some of you that work for large companies that might donate. And lastly, to make a donation in the name of someone who has signed up as a sponsor, click the 'Sponsor Participant' button. Then you can enter the name of the participant to make your donation.

Why should you do any of these things? First, it helps St Jude help kids! Second, donations are tax deductible. Third, if you sign up as a participant, there are prizes based on the amount of donations that are made in your name. For as little as $35, you get a nice St Jude T-shirt.

I have already started us off with a $25 donation to the event. I also signed up as a participant and my direct participant home page is HERE.

I hope some of you will sign up and make the Coast Run a successful event for St Judes. Thanks.

 

St Jude Facts

Did you know...?

 

About 4,900 patients are seen at St. Jude yearly.

 

St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from more than 70countries.

 

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas and opened in 1962.

 

St. Jude FREELY SHARES discoveries, so every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to above 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago.

The hospital's daily operating costs are approximately $2.2 million, which are primarily covered by public contributions.

No child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

You can help. Find out how at http://www.stjude.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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