06 Jun Running for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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Have you thought about giving to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital? I am running the Memphis Marathon this coming December and have committed to raising $500. Depending on who you are and where you are in life, $500 can seem like a lot or a little. The truth is that it can go a long ways. Here are just a few of the things that it can do…
Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50
These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.
Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.
Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75
St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.
Creative Toys: $100
Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.
Delicious Meals: $210
St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.
One Day of Oxygen: $447
Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.
Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700
These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.
Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 average
For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.
If you would like to help me reach my goal and support a great cause, please visit my fundraising page and consider giving. Every dollar helps these kids and families. My page is found at…
I know that it isn’t Christmas time, but this is great.
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