St. Jude revels in holiday spirit



Photography by BMC

Enthusiastic elves, cheerful carols and dazzling decorations filled the hallways of St. Jude as patients, families and employees celebrated the holiday season in a number of fun and festive ways.

A variety of events dotted the holiday calendar. Child Life transformed the cafeteria’s rotunda into a holiday party based on the movie Elf. Patients enjoyed snacks from the four major food groups as described in the movie: candy, candy corn, candy canes and syrup.

A Secret Santa Workshop for patients at the Memphis Grizzlies House provided an opportunity for children to select presents for their parents or caregivers at no cost, have them gift wrapped and ready to go under the Christmas tree.

The St. Jude Women’s Club Elf Event featured holiday carolers, craft activities and photos with spritely elves. A highlight of the annual Holiday Gingerbread Event was a visit from local chefs, who helped patients create gingerbread cookies.