Danny Thomas opened the doors of St. Jude Children's Research Hopital in 1962.The hopital was founded upon the principle that no child should have to die in the dawn of life. With only seven dollars left to his name, Danny Thomas prayed to St. Jude, the patron saint of lost causes, for guidance in his life. He claimed that if St. Jude would help show him his way in life that he would build him a shrine. This shrine has turned into St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
For over 45 years now, St. Jude Children's Research Hopital has been the leading research facility for childhood cancer. No child is turned away due to their inability to pay or their background. Upon recieving treatment at St. Jude, no family ever receives a bill for anything provided by the hospital. Operating costs are estimated at roughly 1.4 million dollars...DAILY...most of which comes from public contributions. Of these contributions, 85 cents of every dollar donated can be guaranteed to go to patient care and research. Upon finding new medical breakthroughs, St. Jude is willing to share their findings with affiliated hospitals nationwide. Protocols are sent to local hospitals so that patients can be treated at home. Mobile currently has over 50 patients being treated at St. Jude.
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Intern Colton and a special group of bikers present the Kruise for St. Jude check for over $25,000 at the hospital in Memphis.
95KSJ's 11th Annual Kruise for St. Jude was a success with hundreds of bikers riding from Eastern Shore Centre down to LuLu's all for the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!
A great turnout at Hank Aaron Stadium to watch the BIG GAME and support the kids of St. Jude! Photos by Ruben Cadena
WHAT: Give Thanks Walk to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
WHEN: Saturday, November 17th Registration @ 7AM Walk @ 8AM
WHERE: Eastern Shore Center in Spanish Fort (in front of the fountain)
*Hate long lines at Registration/Check-In? Come to our Early Bird Check-In
95KSJ is so thrilled to be a part of such a great event for a cause we hold so close to our hearts! We absolutely love St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and we are grateful for everyone who continually supports and lives out Danny Thomas's dream that "no child should die in the dawn of life."
On Saturday, Novemer 17th, our Gulf Coast community will gather to support one common goal - to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which helps save lives of over 100 of our local Gulf Coast kids affected by childhood cancer and many others around the world.
Especially around Thanksgiving, we ask that you "give thanks for the healthy kids in your life and give to those who are not."
We hope you'll walk with us November 17th at the Eastern Shore Centre!
- Dan & Shelby
How your donations help:
Chris Dillon, a local Foley Lions football/baseball player, has been recently diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia. He has been sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis to undergo treatment. Chris will be 16 on October 13th.
To show support for Chris and family, we're going all ORANGE for a few upcoming events!
This Friday (October 12th): Fairhope vs Foley is the game of the week. Fairhope players will show their support by wearing orange wristbands. In fact, our own Dan Brennan will join in the wristband action as well! If you're going to the game, wear ORANGE no matter which side you're cheering for!
Friday, October 19th: Foley is planning to "ORANGE OUT THE STANDS" in support of #28 Chris Dillon. He has a long, tough road ahead...they are selling orange shirts and bracelets to help the family.
See more on the Facebook Group: Prayers for Chris Dillon
2nd Annual No Shave November To Benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
In its second year, No Shave November to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is growing! It all began as a light-hearted wager among co-workers at Warner Music Nashville who stashed away their razors for the month of November in a friendly competition. The following year, the stakes grew higher when Warner Music Nashville challenged Music Row and Country Radio to join the "No Shave November" competition and raise money for kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This year radio stations across the country will form teams competing against each other and the music industry community in Nashville to raise even more money for Max and the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The cost to enter the challenge is $30. On Nov. 1, participants will start with a clean shave and post a photo of themselves with that day's newspaper on their registration page to officially enter the competition. Radio Stations across the country will form teams On Nov. 30, participants can gather for "Beard Bashes" in Nashville and around the country, where prizes will be awarded to the finalists and "No Shave November Champions" will be crowned by panels of special judges.
"No Shave November" Rules and Regulations:
All participants will completely shave their face on Nov. 1 and post a photo with that day's newspaper (or other documentation of the date) on their registrations page.
Participants cannot shave for the entire month of November (Clean-up shaving will be allowed around the neck and the upper part of the cheeks).
For a $30 donation to St. Jude, a third party can pay for a participant to shave before the end of the month, or trump that request to shave. Participants also can pay $30 to shave before the end of the competition. On Nov. 30, participants are asked to take a picture showing off their final facial hair with that day's newspaper (or other documentation of the date).
Beard Bashes will be held in Nashville as well various locations across the country on Nov 30th to commemorate the end of the competition.
All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
To share your “No Shave November” progress, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NSNforStJude.
St. Jude needs your help to "make it better" for kids everywhere fighting cancer and other deadly diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for anything. For as little as $5, you can help us save lives. Or, donate $35 and get the #heystjude T-shirt seen in the video on our kids and your favorite celebrities. Join us today!
It's that time of year again! Time to "pepper in some hope" with Chili's for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!
Mark your calendars for MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th as Chili's nationwide will donate 100% of the day's profits to St. Jude! Their goal is $50 million in 10 years, and we can help them make that goal...by eating! How awesome is that??
One cool fun addition to this campaign is the "Create a Pepper" where anyone can color, design and build a custom pepper logo (like images above). Build yours now & share with the world!
CLICK HERE to start the fun!
Chill is giving back this Saturday! Stop by either Chill location (in Mobile or Daphne), and 10% of all proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the Neon Moon Saloon in Mobile wants to help out by donating $1 of every cover charge for the month will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!
Stop by, check it out, and know that by walking in the doors, you're helping save lives for kids around the Gulf Coast area and all over the world!
Neon Moon Saloon
5428 Halls Mill Rd, Mobile, AL 36619
Alexis was found to suffer from neuroblastoma in April 2008.
Alexis colors quietly alongside her little sister, listening patiently as her sister chatters on about her drawing. Her sister loves to talk, but Alexis is shy. Their mom loves these moments, watching the girls play together. "They're like best friends," she said. "Alexis is a good big sister. She's very patient."
Alexis’ calm demeanor belies that fact that she has been battling neuroblastoma for more than half of her life.
Alexis was just 2 years old when she first walked through the doors of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Treatment for neuroblastoma is complicated. Alexis has undergone chemotherapy, radiation, a bone marrow transplant and multiple surgeries. Her cancer has come back twice, and each time, St. Jude has been there for her family.
When Alexis first arrived at St. Jude, her family didn’t know that St. Jude would not only cover the costs of Alexis' treatment, but also housing, food and travel. "St. Jude took our worry away," said her mom. "Then, we were able to focus on the most important thing—her treatment."
Alexis' family is grateful for St. Jude donors. "There’s just not enough you can say to someone who gives without ever seeing St. Jude," said her mom. "Their generosity is overwhelming."
Today, Alexis is home and doing well. She loves board games, drawing and playing with her little sister. Alexis returns to St. Jude for regular checkups.
To help give hope to children such as Alexis who are fighting life-threatening illnesses, please become a Partner In Hope.