My name is Garrett Markle and I am a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Christian Brothers University. Every year, a member of my fraternity is chosen to wear (yes, you guessed it) red frilly pants beginning in the spring semester. These pants, however, are no ordinary pants: they save lives. For every $20 in donations that I receive, I will wear these pants for another day: To class, to the store, to eating at a restaurant with my friends, you name it.
With that being said, let me tell you about myself!
I was born and raised in Memphis, TN and I am the oldest of 3 children in my family. I attended Munford High School for all four years, where I played baseball and was an active member of the service club at MHS. When I first came to Christian Brothers University, I did not have any interest in joining a fraternity, but when I heard about all of the great things that Tau Kappa Epsilon was doing for both their community and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, TKE was undoubtedly where I wanted to be.
Since joining TKE, I have had the opportunity to not only build lifelong relationships with some amazing guys, but to grow, improve, and expand my goals in ways that I would have never thought of before. Since becoming an active member, I have developed a passion for the mission of St. Jude and the cause that it supports. That is why I am beyond excited to have been the member chosen to wear these pants over the course of this year!
Thanks to donors like you, 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.
With your donation:
- $3 provides pediatric isolation masks to help protect patients with compromised immune systems
- $10 helps provide a new toy for hospital play areas
- $36 helps provide a St. Jude family with meals for one day in the Kay Kafe
- $57 helps provide necessities for parents who may have hurriedly left home after their child's diagnosis
- $100 helps provide a platelet count test for two patients
- $250 helps provide a meal card for a St. Jude family for one week
- $500 helps provide one platelet transfusion
- $1,000 helps cover about two-thirds of the cost of one day of chemotherapy for a St. Jude patient.
Please donate to help me reach my goal!
Thank you in advance,