The Columbia (MD) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is raising funds to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's lifesaving mission of finding cures for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and we need your help to reach our fundraising goal.
How your donation helps:
- Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
- Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
- St. Jude was the first desegregated hospital in Memphis and the region. It functioned as a totally integrated facility including treatment areas, dining rooms and bathroom facilities.
- St. Jude is the first known hospital in the world to cure sickle cell disease through bone marrow transplantation. Today, bone marrow transplantation still offers the only cure for sickle cell disease.
Children from all 50 states and 70 countries have been treated at St.Jude since opening in 1962. Nearly 40% of the patients at St. Jude are African American.
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
Thank you for your support! Together we can help St. Jude change the world.
Wendell "Dell" Foster, Polemarch
Henry R. Felix, Vice Polemarch, St. Jude Coordinator
Columbia (MD) Alumni Chapter
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.