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Kisses from Space

Learn more about Kisses from Space, a picture book published by Random House
Children’s Books, that will be read to St. Jude patients from orbit.

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Join us for a one-of-a kind experience from space!


Polaris Dawn Mission Specialist and Medical Officer Anna Menon invites you to embark on a celestial journey as she reads Kisses from Space, a children's book published by Random House. Inspired by the resilient spirit of the young patients at St. Jude, Anna’s heartwarming tale comes to life by bridging the gap between the cosmos and our earthly hearts. These courageous children, in turn, have lent their creativity to the book by crafting artwork inspired by its whimsical illustrations. As you immerse yourself in the magic of Kisses From Space, know that every page turned contributes to a noble cause: supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Anna Menon

Polaris Dawn mission specialist and medical officer and Kisses from Space author, Anna Menon

Polaris Dawn Kisses From Space Sneak Peek
St. Jude patient Ty

St. Jude patient Ty


Featured St. Jude patient artist


Even at his young age, Ty had a special interest that seemed to take his mind off treatment — art. St. Jude staff always made sure to have art supplies waiting for him in recovery from procedures. Cancer has been in Ty’s past for more than a decade now. But art is still very much a part of his life. And so is St. Jude.

Read Ty's St. Jude story.


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Artwork by St. Jude patient Ty


Patient Art Therapy

At St. Jude, art therapy is used to reduce stress or anxiety, explore complex feelings, manage side effects and improve quality of life. 

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Kisses from Space Coloring Sheets

Download the Kisses from Space coloring sheets and color Gravity the Dragon on its adventure into space!

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Artwork by St. Jude patient Ty


Polaris Dawn

The Polaris Program is a first-of-its-kind effort to rapidly advance human spaceflight capabilities while continuing to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.® Polaris Dawn is the first of three Polaris missions and is scheduled to launch no earlier than summer 2024.

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