St. Jude sympathizes with victims of tragedy in Japan

    Memphis, Tennessee, March 15, 2011

    As the world unites in support of the victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan March 11, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital extends its deepest condolences to the people affected by this tragedy.

    "The seriousness of the situation in Japan is growing daily, and we are monitoring developments closely to be ready to offer our medical research and treatment expertise to our partners and colleagues in Japan, if and when it is needed," said Dr. William E. Evans, director and CEO of St. Jude. "We join the rest of the world in our concern for the victims and hope for the survivors who must rebuild the cities and fully restore Japan."

    St. Jude is grateful for Japan's efforts in the global fight against childhood cancer and other deadly diseases, and the entire St. Jude family stands with the Japanese people now as they face this crisis.

    Richard C. Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising organization for St. Jude, also expressed sympathy to the victims. "The entire St. Jude family, including our donors and partners, is deeply saddened by the tragedy in Japan, and our concern for those affected by this disaster extends to the victims and their families, including those in the U.S. still waiting to hear news from relatives and loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all."


    March 2011
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