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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. named St. Jude Corporate Partner of the Year

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. was recognized as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Corporate Partner of the Year during the presentation of the ALSAC/St. Jude Volunteer Appreciation Awards on June 24, 2011. St. Jude honored partners, volunteers and donors from across the country at the annual event.

St. Jude Minden Auction continues to break records

For 33 years, the people in the small Louisiana town of Minden have been running an auction to help raise money for the patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. And each year, the town of about 13,000 residents has raised more and more to help the hospital in its mission of finding cures and saving children. This year’s Minden St. Jude Auction was no exception.

Second grader learns early the joy of helping others

At the start of 8-year-old Caroline’s school year last fall, her parents introduced a big concept to the second-grader: philanthropy. How might the family, including Caroline, her older brother Chase and younger brother Harrison, help those in need? Caroline came up with an idea to collect money and chose St. Jude as the recipient.

Going the extra mile

Volunteer Mary Kilkenny will go the distance for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ... and she has. In 2007, Kilkenny ran all 26.2 miles of the Chicago Marathon and then waited tables at a fundraising event for St. Jude most of the same afternoon and evening. Exhausting for sure, but as director of the Chicago board of Friends for St. Jude, Kilkenny strives to help families of St. Jude.

Enthusiasm unlimited for Memphis to Peoria Run

The Memphis to Peoria Run, a 465-mile journey from the doors of St. Jude to Peoria, Illinois, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2006.

2005 St. Jude Showcase of Dogs

On October 14 canines will return to St. Jude for the 2005 St. Jude Showcase of Dogs, an annual competition benefiting the hospital. Hundreds of dog lovers from across the country and Canada come to Memphis for the St. Jude Showcase of Dogs.

Host a Halloween party for St. Jude

This Halloween you can have a spooky good time and raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Turn your Halloween party into a way to help children fighting childhood catastrophic diseases such as cancer. Plus you get a cool St. Jude T-shirt.

Little Creek Regatta gives safe harbor to St. Jude

Sailing is a big part of the lives of the people of Norfolk, Virginia. So it's only natural that sailing finds its way into the residents' philanthropic ventures. And that's exactly what the community does each year during the Little Creek Regatta.

Susan Cathcart named ALSAC Volunteer of the Year

Every year, Susan and Fred Cathcart invite a few friends over in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to watch the Super Bowl, eat good food and help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital fight childhood cancer.

Meet The Patients coming to Akron, Ohio

Meet the patients of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at a special Meet the Patients session in Akron, Ohio on July 7.

Volunteers, ALSAC CEO honored during convention

During the ALSAC/St. Jude Convention on June 10 and 11, Richard C. Shadyac, who will retire at the end of this month, was honored for his 13 years of service as CEO and years of service as a Board member.

'Never give up on the kids'

Former St. Jude parent Charles Williams discusses how his daughter's Coming-Off-Chemo party became a St. Jude fund-raiser in her memory.

Minden, La.: Little town with the big heart

The population of Minden, La. may be only about 13,000, but the hearts of its citizens make it one of the biggest cities in America.

Red Sox fans donate to St. Jude, ask for wins

With the Boston Red Sox down three games to zero to the New York Yankees, Rhode Island psychiatrist Claude Curran sought to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to help his team.

St. Jude recognizes volunteers

Each year, ALSAC/St. Jude thanks a number of groups, corporations and volunteers who play a vital role in the life-saving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and recognizes them for their dedication to finding cures and saving children.

Peoria Telethon raises more than $3 million

The event was sponsored by WEEK-TV, Bergner's and Smith Barney. Local VIPs took telephone pledges while WEEK-TV personalities Tom McIntyre, Lee Hall, Lee Ranson, Gina Morse, Mike Dimmick and the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate Clinic founder Jim Maloof ...

'Santa' visits St. Jude

In late July, patients of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital lined up in the hallways of the Danny Thomas Research Center, all the way past the cafeteria. Why? To see Santa Claus, of course.

Showcase of Dogs to benefit St. Jude

Dog lovers from around the country will head to Memphis for the ninth annual St. Jude Showcase of Dogs to be held Oct. 8 through Oct. 10. The event, which is the only one of its kind in North America, is designed to celebrate the life of dogs...

"We do the things we do to help the kids."

Sam and Rhonda Hewlett of Houston, Texas, are never ones for the spotlight, especially when it comes to their volunteer work for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "We do the things we do to help the kids, not because of anything we might get for it."

Donor builds toy ducks for St. Jude

In his workshop in Clinton, Tennessee, Carl Summers, a retired boilermaker, carefully crafts wooden toy ducks that have supported the life-saving work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

International fund-raisers learn to 'fish'

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. This axiom is especially appropriate when applied to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Toy auction brings fun for St. Jude patients

Put kids and toys together and it's sure to light up little eyes and bring smiles to small faces. Even for catastrophically ill kids who don't often have much to smile about. That's the idea behind the National Auctioneers Association annual toy auction.

Professional Advisory Board - Helping Children

This week, members of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Professional Advisory Board will be in Memphis, Tennessee, to hear about some of the fund-raising initiatives planned for the coming year and to offer their guidance and support.

College students embrace St. Jude mission

With summer's end, college students around the country will be heading back to campus for another semester of study, exams and, for some, helping the children at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

St. Jude honors volunteers

ALSAC/St. Jude took the opportunity this weekend to thank a number of groups, corporations and volunteers who play a vital role in the life-saving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Saddle Up volunteer corrals funds for St. Jude

It was just a few days after she had turned 6 that Faith Fulbright participated in her very first Saddle Up for St. Jude, an event where participants ride horses on a 10-mile trail and raise sponsorship money that goes to St. Jude.

St. Jude survivor becomes Up 'til Dawn ambassador

When Kathleen Brown helped organize an all-night bash at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, it wasn't just another college party. The Up 'til Dawn event was for a cause special to Brown: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Patient's mother cooks up a fund-raiser

Gemma Wupperman cooks to say "thank you" to St. Jude for saving the life of her son, Eric. It began as a simple bake sale. Today, it has evolved into a full-fledged ethnic extravaganza, a culinary delight for friends and customers ...

Peoria Telethon raises record $3 million during 25th annual show

This year, the St. Jude Telethon, which spans across Central Illinois, celebrated its 25th year with a six-hour, prime time broadcast that brought in more than $3 million for St. Jude children.