I made a HUGE commitment to run 50 races in 50 weeks to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. When I visited the hospital campus in Memphis I felt a deep calling inside me to help in a big meaningful way. I will do the running, but I need help from everyone on donations. Here is how your money can help:
175,000 cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed each year. No child should die.
Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50
These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.
When I was at the St. Jude campus in Memphis I was really moved by the little patients in red wagons instead of wheelchairs. Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.
Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75
St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.
Delicious Meals: $210
St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.
A quote from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Our founder believed that “”no child should die in the dawn of life,”” and we’ve spent more than half a century focusing on our mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®”
It will cost approximately $1 billion to operate St. Jude this year. Because more than 75% comes from generous donors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most — saving kids regardless of their financial situation.
On the donation link it also has information about how to make donations, where to send donations, and all the details you need.
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