In many cases, chemotherapy regimens at St. Jude can last two to three years. We love nothing more than to be able to throw a patient a No More Chemo party to mark the end of their chemotherapy treatment.
To celebrate, staff sing a special “No More Chemo” song before showering our patients in confetti. And of course, there’s cake.
Holiday celebrations at St. Jude usually involve food, fun and festivities. Families decorate Mardi Gras masks for Fat Tuesday, and you’re sure to see Santa and his elves spread holiday cheer every December.
On Halloween, the hospital halls fill with more than 50 vibrant booths manned by ninjas, superheroes, princesses and other characters handing out candy to our little trick-or-treaters.
Milestones are an important part of every child’s life, but they’re especially meaningful for kids fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Every May, our St. Jude School Program hosts kindergarten and high school graduation ceremonies to mark this special time in the lives of our children and teens.
Prom is a memorable time for teens, and we don’t want our older patients to miss their big night.
Before the event, hair and makeup professionals donate their services to make the kids feel beautiful and ready to dance the night away. The party-goers then file into stretch limousines for their ride to the hospital’s campus. Upon arrival, they’re greeted by cheering employees lining a red-carpet entrance.