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St. Jude Advance Network

Join the online community for young adults ages 18-24 who are looking to make a difference, make connections and develop skills that will help them grow personally and professionally.

Join the Network

 
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What you can experience

Becoming a part of the St. Jude Advance Network means joining a bold collective of like-minded young people working together to make a difference, make connections and grow every step of the way. 

This online community is designed to bring people together from across the country and create a space for tangible impact, but the experience is fully customizable. You can participate as much or as little as you want based on your schedule and lifestyle. As a community member you will:

  • Gain access to fundraising best practices.
  • Seize the opportunity to connect with peers.
  • Earn influence and recognition with the activation as well as local and national communities.
  • Take part in national fundraising challenges to support the St. Jude mission.
  • See how your contributions make a tangible impact for the benefit of others.
  • Unlock personal and professional development opportunities.
 
 
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Contact:
Danielle Smith
you@alsac.stjude.org

 
 
 
 

Challenge key

 
 

  1. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
    Raise $100 or more through Oct. 31 and get a clear St. Jude fanny pack. 

    Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, or CCAM, was proclaimed by President Obama in 2012 to bring awareness to pediatric cancer, which remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 14. Learn more.

    By raising $100, you can help cover about two-thirds of the cost of one hour of physical therapy. 

     
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  2. Learn from the best
    Attend the first interactive webinar to hear from ALSAC staff member, Markie Maloof, Innovation Management Liaison, and connect with peers on a deeper level. Add the webinar to your calendar.

    Webinar information
    Zoom link
    Date: Nov. 2, 2021
    Time: 6-7 p.m. CT
    Meeting ID
    975 2958 3826
    Password
    913375

     
    Markie Maloof

    Markie Maloof, ALSAC/St. Jude Innovation Management Liaison

     
     

    Don’t forget about the three milestones you can unlock through your efforts. Earn your spot at St. Jude YOU to experience an unforgettable event. 

    #GivingTuesday
    Raise $250 by Dec. 15 to earn a St. Jude holiday ornament. Create a social post with #StJudeAdvanceNetwork on Nov. 30 to share your experience. Outstanding community members will be featured nationally. 

    By raising $250, you can help provide a meal card for a St. Jude family for one week. St. Jude provides patients and their families with meal cards for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Kay Kafe, the hospital’s cafeteria. 

  3. It’s a year of new beginnings. Attend the second interactive webinar to hear from exclusive ALSAC/St. Jude staff and connect with peers on a deeper level.

    Don’t forget about the three milestones you can unlock through your efforts. Earn your spot at St. Jude YOU to experience an unforgettable event.

  4. Founders’ Day and ALSAC 60th anniversary
    Raise $60 or more in the month of February and the top 10 earners will be nationally recognized in celebration of than sixty years fighting for the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

    Learn how it all started with founder Danny Thomas.

  5. Prize month
    During March only, you can earn top prizes by reaching specific fundraising levels. Check back for details.

     

  6. Get innovative
    Compete with your peers and vote with your fundraising dollars to earn an internship or mentorship opportunity with ALSAC. Check back for details. 

 
 

Advance with us

Share your excitement to make connections and collaborate in support of St. Jude by using the hashtag #StJudeAdvanceNetwork.

 
 
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Help St. Jude patients like Madison

The year Madison started college, a cancer diagnosis threatened to derail her educational dreams. Four years later, she's ready to graduate.

 
 

In the St. Jude Advance Network, action is rewarded with experience.
Here's what you can earn:

Each month, the community challenges will act as a track to help you unlock the following milestones. 

 
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Fundraise $250 or more
Earn a special edition welcome kit with curated St. Jude merchandise. 

 
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Fundraise $500 or more
Gain access to elite ambassadorship of St. Jude Advance Network leaders. You can work directly with the ALSAC development team to shape the future of young adult fundraising for St. Jude and access exclusive networking sessions. 

 
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Fundraise $2,500 or more
Receive a personal invite to the upcoming St. Jude YOU seminar. This annual event is dedicated to celebrating inclusion, individuality and shared impact. *COVID-19 restrictions at the time of the seminar may apply.  

 
 

How it works

  1. Make sure you are registered for a St. Jude fundraising event. If you are not currently fundraising, create your personal fundraising page.
  2. Sign-up to join the community through the St. Jude Advance Network interest form.
  3. Take part in monthly fundraising awareness challenges to make a difference. 
  4. As you reach new milestones, your actions will be rewarded with professional and personal advancement experiences. 
 
 
 
 

Toolkit

 
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Skill development:
Defining your purpose with Emily Callahan

 
 
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Skill development:
Transferrable skills

 
 

For questions or recommendations, contact Danielle Smith at you@alsac.stjude.org.

 
 

Why St. Jude?

 
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Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since we opened more than 50 years ago. And we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

 
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Because St. Jude freely shares our discoveries, every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

 
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St. Jude is where doctors often send their toughest cases, because St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for some of the most aggressive forms of childhood cancer. St. Jude treats children from all 50 states and around the world.

 
 
 

Why does St. Jude Advance Network exist?
St. Jude Advance Network is an online community designed to inspire, guide and engage the next generation of St. Jude supporters while giving them a space to connect and build meaningful relationships.

What can I experience through St. Jude Advance Network?
Build relationships. Gain experience. Give back. By being involved in the community, you can:

  • Make a difference, make connections and grow along the way
  • Join fundraising challenges and see your contributions in action
  • Get insights from leaders at ALSAC, St. Jude and more iconic brands

What if I'm already fundraising for a St. Jude event or fundraiser?
Perfect. If you are currently fundraising in one of our collegiate programs or partnerships, be sure to include that in your interest form. If you are not currently supporting an event, register.

Who should join the St. Jude Advance Network?
This community is for young adults, age 18-24, looking to grow personally and professionally and make an impact on the mission of St. Jude.

What is ALSAC?
American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) was founded by Danny Thomas in 1957 you be the funding and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, and its sole mission is to raise the funds and awareness necessary to operate and maintain the hospital. Learn more about our unique operating model.

What is St. Jude YOU? 
St. Jude YOU is our annual seminar for those 18-24 years old who have fundraised and supported St. Jude over the course of the previous year. Any student that raises $2,500 through the St. Jude Advance Network will be invited to join us in Memphis, TN, for this event. St. Jude YOU is focused on gathering and educating the next generation of St. Jude champions. By bringing together a diverse group of students, we can grow, learn and inspire each other to take action and make an impact. At the event you can: 

  • Learn fundraising best practices from experts and other fundraisers like you
  • Hear from St. Jude patients and staff sharing their personal stories
  • Honor top St. Jude fundraisers for their dedication
  • Celebrate YOU and everything you have accomplished
  • And more

How do I get started?
Complete the interest form and we’ll follow up with next steps.

Why support St. Jude?
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. 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.