Since 2012, I and my Bay Area IOTA Family have given our physical and financial support to the children and the families of St. Jude Children's Hospital. This is why I have again signed up to participate in the annual St. Jude Run/Walk in San Francisco. This endeavor gives me the utmost satisfaction, knowing that I and my IOTA Family are helping those children most in need. Having visited St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, I have been forever changed by the hope and courage exhibited by the children and their families, as well as the dedication of the St. Jude staff as they fight to end childhood cancers.
Why I continue to support St. Jude:
- Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% when we first opened our doors to 80% today. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
- 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.
- Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
- During the Jim Crow year's, St. Jude was instrumental in desegregating Memphis by boldly providing equal access to care, services and housing to both white and African American children and their families.
I hope you will support me and my Bay Area IOTA Family team in this year's fundraising efforts. I and the children and families of St. Jude THANK YOU, in advance, for your support and participation. God Bless!
Robert Clark Team Captain, Bay Area IOTA Family Immediate-Past Grand Polaris, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
Team Captain, Bay Area IOTA Family
Immediate-Past Grand Polaris, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.