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More than 45 years ago, St. Jude founder Danny Thomas reached out to the members of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International, asking them to support his dream that "no child should die in the dawn of life".

2017 ESA Appreciation Award winners Laurie Stanley and Velva Yeomans

2017 ESA Appreciation Award winners Laurie Stanley, Sherry Day and Velva Yeomans


Founded in 1929, ESA is one of the world's most distinctive leadership service organizations.

With its programs, information and support, ESA helps its members make a positive difference in the world, as shown through its dedication to St. Jude.


Since 1972, ESA has helped raise more than $245 million in cash and pledges for St. Jude kids.


Join ESA and St. Jude in the fight to end childhood cancer by making a donation today.

With your support, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

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St. Jude patient Maya, age 13, blood cancer


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