Minnesota for St. Jude is a digital experience showcasing how Minnesotans support the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.®
During this event you will learn more about how your fellow Minnesotans have furthered our lifesaving mission by reading their stories. You will also have the opportunity to get involved by donating, becoming a partner in hope and sharing our mission on your social networks.
Together, we are #MNforStJude.
You can get your #MNforStJude t-shirt by doing any of the following:
- becoming a Partner in Hope by making a monthly gift of $19 or more
- fundraising $250 or more
- making a gift of $250 or more
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Then, you can download any of the content on that page and use it to share your #MNforStJude stories on your social media accounts.
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The aim of this campaign is to inspire, and nothing inspires us more than when Minnesotans band together to support St. Jude.
Here, we are featuring five stories of fellow Minnesotans that have gone above and beyond to do their part in ending childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. These stories feature a diverse group of people all brought together by their pride in Minnesota and their passion for St. Jude.
BTD Manufacturing employees unite to support St. Jude because “We all start as kids”
BTD Manufacturing has become a passionate supporter of St. Jude over the years, and it all started with a radiothon and an avid listener inspired to do good.
Cruisin’ for St. Jude motorcycle ride founder Terry Dehkes maps route of kindness
For years, Terry Dehkes watched his grandma take care of kids that needed a home and a place to stay. “I was taught to give back and love kids.” As Terry neared retirement, he wanted to do something to support the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. That's when his vision for a motorcycle rally began.
Chris Fritch Team amplifies a promise made by Minnesota St. Jude patient Dylan
John Schmidt saw the impact of cancer on a family when a family friend, St. Jude patient Dylan, battled pediatric cancer. “His family was living my worst nightmare. When I heard Dylan’s wish, I knew that I had to do something.”
In honor of her cancer survivor parents, Lauren Kennedy empowers Minnesota to support St. Jude
Lauren has seen the impact of cancer on a family. Both of her parents are cancer survivors. She recognizes the importance of showing up and making a difference for others, and her passion translates into dedication to support the patients and families of St. Jude.
In uniting to support St. Jude, Rust Consulting employees strengthen the ties that bind them
From chili cookouts to office Olympics, Rust Consulting finds creative ways to unite its team and raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
White Castle enables cures for St. Jude kids, one slider at a time
When the pandemic impacted White Castle's ability to really give back to its Twin Cities community, this Minneapolis district asked its employees to identify a good cause to rally around. Everyone resonated with wanting to help kids with cancer, and St. Jude became our focus.
Henry Hanten volunteers at 100 St. Jude radiothons across five states
Henry Hanten knows what it’s like to hear the words “You have cancer.” Diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at 19 years old, Henry now volunteers for St. Jude because he knows what it's like to bear the costs.
"Family is everything" is a phrase that holds especially true within Hispanic communities. In this story, mother and Univision host, Fernanda Almeida, walks us through what St. Jude means to her, her children and the larger Minnesota Hispanic community.
We all have people we admire. In the case of Brodie Wisniewski, it was Ryan Dungey. This admiration sparked a love for motorcross, as well as a love for the mission of St. Jude. Because of his two passions, Brodie has inspired his community to join his fundraising for St. Jude.
It's impossible to understate the importance of community. Communities bring us together and grant us a shared purpose. This holds especially true for St. Jude volunteer Chad Johnson, who has been a long-time member of the motorcross community in Minnesota and who has dedicated himself to working for St. Jude.
If you've ever tried learning a new language, you'll know it's easy to have things get lost in translation. This is the challenge that Minnesota advisory council member, Boua Xiong, continues to face as she brings awareness of childhood cancer and other life—threatening diseases to the Asian communities in Minnesota.
Tucked into the Warehouse District of Minneapolis, Lynne Robertson, CEO of Fame, is leading a team that amplifies the brand of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital nationally.
Read even more #MNforStJude stories:
New toys for hospital play areas
St. Jude patients have recreational and play areas both at the hospital and at family housing facilities.
A No More Chemo party
St. Jude doctors, nurses and medical support teams celebrate this wonderful milestone with patients and their families.
Art therapy is used to reduce stress or anxiety, explore complex feelings, manage side effects and improve quality of life for St. Jude patients.
One red wagon
Wagons are the preferred mode of travel through the halls of the hospital and around campus for our younger patients.
One red blood cell transfusion
Children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening diseases often need transfusions.
One hour of physical therapy
Physical therapy is provided to patients because children with life-threatening diseases like cancer may develop developmental, cognitive or physical impairments as a result of their illnesses and their treatments.
Support St. Jude patients and their families
Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures as you join St. Jude in its livesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®
* Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures. Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude. The cost of each item or service is an approximation, and will vary based on actual costs incurred and individual patient needs. Your donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.