In September I will participate in the St Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer with my sorority, Tri Delta’s Alpha Chapter. Over the last year, our chapter raised $15,000 for St. Jude. Nationally, Tri Delta raised $7,000,000 last year. Every penny that St Jude receives goes to childhood cancer research- research that has made huge strides in finding a cure and that has raised the survival rate immensely.
St. Jude is no ordinary hospital-- aside from being free of any costs, St. Jude goes above and beyond to make sure that it's patients have the most normal childhoods possible, providing children with education, proms, and programming all focused on ensuring that no child's illness keeps them from being exactly that-- a child.
How your support helps St. Jude patients and kids all over the world:
- Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, and 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 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. We won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
- Our research labs may not be in your community, but our discoveries are. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.