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Welcoming all who enter


Janice Ivory is one of the kindest souls you'll ever meet and has been spreading joy at St. Jude for more than 32 years.


She works at the ALSAC/St. Jude Gift Shop, located on the campus of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and greets all who enter its doors with the kindness and welcome that St. Jude has held paramount since its founding in 1962. When Danny Thomas founded St. Jude he envisioned a hospital for all kids, regardless of race, religion or financial status.

Janice with former St. Jude patient Tayde

Janice with former St. Jude patient Tayde in Feb. 2020


I feel like I am helping to do something to make a difference that is worth living for. And that is to save these children's lives.


For over three decades, Janice has been a witness to the development of the St. Jude campus. Although there has been many changes to the appearance of the hospital grounds, the heart of our mission remains the same. 

If you walk in the gift shop on any given day, you’ll find a welcoming Janice behind the counter or walking around stocking the shelves, embodying that spirit of inclusion at every turn.

Janice working at ALSAC/St. Jude Giftshop
Janie with St. Jude patient Montana in 2019

Janice with St. Jude patient Montana in 2019


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