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So many thanks

During this season of gratitude and generosity, ALSAC President and CEO Richard C. Shadyac Jr. reflects on the many things to be grateful for at St. Jude.

During a time of the year so filled with generosity and gratitude, it is humbling to reflect on the compassion and dedication shown by so many of you for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Our generous donors and volunteers make such a critical difference in the lives of children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Your support means St. Jude has the resources necessary to continue looking for the cures that could save children’s lives, and that we can expand our efforts to reach even more children around the globe.

We have already begun those efforts with a multi-billion dollar expansion in order to impact even more children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Your help is allowing us to increase the number of patients treated at St. Jude, and we have plans to double the number of patients on clinical trials led by St. Jude.

We are actively looking at ways we can push our global efforts so that children with cancer around the world will have the opportunity to get the care they need.

Your generosity and caring also supports St. Jude in our promise that no family will ever receive a bill from St. Jude for anything. And your commitment means St. Jude can do everything we can to not only save children’s lives, but also to preserve their quality of life as they move past treatment and grow up, becoming survivors of the diseases that once threatened their lives.

And, at this time of year, as we head into our annual season of St. Jude Thanks and Giving®, it is truly heartwarming to see supporters like you from communities across the country, along with our partners and celebrity supporters, united in your efforts to generate funds and awareness for St. Jude

So let us #GiveThanks this holiday season and celebrate friends and family by donating to help St. Jude end childhood cancer once and for all. I know that our friends, like you, in towns and cities across the country, will respond, giving at the register or online at the more than 70 leading brands who are our St. Jude Thanks and Giving partners. 

Because you care enough to make our mission your own, we can dare to dream as big as St. Jude founder Danny Thomas – for a day when no child dies from cancer. With your help, I know we will get there.

Thank you for all that you do for the kids of St. Jude.


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