Volunteer Stories

Runners go from Memphis to Peoria for St. Jude

Scorching temperatures were no match for the enthusiasm and dedication of participants in the recent St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run. The event, held August 4 -7, raised more than $2.5 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude honors dedicated supporters and volunteers

More than a dozen volunteers, donors, corporate partners and organizations that generously support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital were honored June 25 by the ALSAC/St. Jude Boards of Directors and Governors.

Special service launches annual Sunday of Hope

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity kicks off its national Sunday of Hope™ campaign January 10 with a special service at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Miami, Florida. Through the Sunday of Hope campaign, Kappa members partner with churches in their communities to ask for their support for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

For Volunteer of the Year, giving is a given

When Jairo Alvarez was a small boy he prayed every night to a small statue of St. Jude Thaddeus that presided over his father’s bedside table, thousands of miles from where his career path would eventually lead him. On that farm in Sonsón, a town in the mountains of Colombia, Alvarez learned from his father many things, but one bit of wisdom he has carried with him always: in order to receive, one has to give.

St. Jude salutes volunteers, partners

The ALSAC/St. Jude Boards of Directors and Governors saluted more than a dozen dedicated volunteers, donors, organizations and corporate partners June 12, recognizing their commitment to the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.

Legacy of 'Ann's Army' lives on

As small towns go, Ashland, Mississippi, was tiny, with a population of only 365 in 1955. But one little girl had a heart so big that she inspired the town to support the creation of St. Jude. And her spirit of giving to St. JJude lives on today.

Donors see impact of St. Jude during Partners In Hope event

Wonder and infinite compassion filled the eyes of more than 100 Partners In Hope as they toured St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -- many for the very first time -- during the annual Partners In Hope event.

Alive in song

Thirteen-year-old Lizzie Ayoub of Milton, Massachusetts, sings and plays the piano at a variety of fundraisers for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Auctioneers bring smiles to patients

Auctioneers Barbara Bonnette and John Nicholls brought smiles and fun to St. Jude during the National Auctioneers Association's annual toy auction.

Pumpkin Chunkers throw support toward St. Jude

The annual Punkin Chunkin event in Delaware draws people to chunk pumpkins and raise money for charities like St. Jude.

2006 Showcase of Dogs

2006 Showcase of Dogs

Teens show they are 'Kids That Care'

A previously scheduled vacation prevented three sisters from participating in a local fund-raising walk for cancer. But the three girls didn't let that dampen their desire to help others.