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
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.
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