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Five best New Year's
resolutions to make you
a better person

It's a new year and a new you,
with St. Jude.


The best New Year’s resolutions? They’re the ones that help you and others at the same time.

Choose from our ideas for the top New Year’s resolutions, and see how you can create the best version of you in 2019, all while helping kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

1. Getting in shape or losing weight


Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or working up to your first full marathon, St. Jude has a biking, running, studio cycling, walking, triathlon or yoga event for your fitness resolution.

Challenge yourself to participate, and fundraise for St. Jude kids along the way as a St. Jude Hero. You may even earn St. Jude gear, depending on your event and how much you raise. Learn more about our sports and fitness events.

2. Taking your interest to the next level


If you’re the do-it-yourself-type, create a fundraiser that takes what you love and turns it into something even more meaningful.

Baking, martial arts, equestrian sports, car clubs — whatever your passion is, you can use it to raise money for St. Jude kids. Best of all, St. Jude will guide you every step of the way. Find out how to use your hobby for a good cause.

3. Giving back by volunteering


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital may be located in Memphis, Tennessee, but the work and fundraising of St. Jude is worldwide — you can volunteer your time and talents virtually anywhere.

It can be one time, or it can be an ongoing commitment, whatever works best for you and your goals to give back. Find volunteer opportunities near you.

4. Expanding your social and professional networks


Every year, there are dozens of St. Jude dinners, gala events and golf tournaments nationwide that help raise the funds St. Jude relies on to operate day-to-day.

Donate, dress up and go out on the town (or the golf course) in support of the St. Jude mission. Our event calendar is updated monthly; see what events are coming up next.

5. Being more responsible with social media


Some of us have the willpower to walk away, while others can’t imagine our lives without our social media feeds. But no matter where you stand, it’s hard to deny the power of enlisting the help of your entire network for a good cause.

Consider dedicating your birthday to St. Jude on Facebook this year. It’s as easy as logging in and choosing St. Jude as your charity, or you can learn more, if you're not sure how.

Why 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. See more reasons to support St. Jude.

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