Tau Kappa Epsilon

for St. Jude

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Chapters of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity across the country are raising funds to support the dream of Danny Thomas, founder of St. Jude and TKE member, that "no child should die in the dawn of life."

More than 30 years ago, Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity joined the fight against childhood cancer when Danny Thomas, fraternity member from the Gamma-Nu chapter at the University of Toledo, asked his fraternity to help him with his cause.


Before Thomas could make his dream of building St. Jude a reality, he garnered the help of many people from all over the world.

Rock 'n' roll legend and fellow Tau Kappa Epsilon member Elvis Presley was one of Danny's early supporters who lent his talents to help raise funds for cancer-stricken children.

TKE chapters across the country raised money for St. Jude during the 1970s and 1980s.


TKE renewed its partnership with St. Jude in 2008, and in 2011 TKE pledged to raise $1 million in five years towards the naming of an MRI suite in the Chili’s Care Center on the St. Jude campus. TKE met this goal a whole year early.

At the beginning of 2016, TKE pledged to raise $2.6 million towards the naming of the proton therapy synchrotron/particle accelerator in the Red Frog Proton Therapy Center. TKE’s goal is to reach this commitment within six years.

Help TKE reach its fundraising goal for the kids of St. Jude

Your support helps ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

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