Kansas St. Jude patient Clayton was diagnosed with Stage IV brain cancer at seven months old. Today, Clayton is a happy, rambunctious and kind teenager. During one of Clayton's trips back home from the hospital in Memphis, his big sister Tatum decided to start a student-led fundraising campaign for St. Jude in the Kansas City area. In her sophomore year of high school, Team up for St. Jude Kansas City began!
Tatum began by recruiting eight teenagers from across the metro area and formed a student-led advisory board made up of five area schools. Since its inception in 2016, Team Up for St. Jude KC has raised over $290,000 for to further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. Today, Team Up for St. Jude KC aims to spread awareness, raise funds and inspire leadership for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.
Contact Carrie Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 400-5723 if interested in becoming a sponsor of Team Up for St. Jude Kansas City.
Team Up for St. Jude Kansas City board members represent the following high schools:
- Blue Valley North High School
- North Kansas City High School
- Olathe North High School
- Prairie View High School
- Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
- St. Teresa’s Academy
- The Pembroke Hill School
Team Up for St. Jude Kansas City 2022 is sponsored by:
Sarah Wilson with Pilates Fusion LLC
Revere Healthcare Solutions
One-third of St. Jude patients are ages 15–19
St. Jude is helping high school students like Anna, who came to the hospital after being diagnosed with leukemia.