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Girl’s sweet snail mail to USPS worker starts a movement and snags the hearts of everyone

Is there any better feeling than opening the mailbox and – instead of finding bills or appointment reminders – discovering bona fide correspondence from a person you know?

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Remembering Ryan: St. Jude mom is Volunteer of Year for efforts to help fund cures

Lawyer for Nationwide in Columbus, Ohio, finds ways to motivate others, even from youngest daughter's playroom: ‘I didn’t think I’d be a cancer mom -- until I was.’

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Colton makes six count

A card party during social distancing turns a special birthday into support for St. Jude.

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St. Jude taught Brieanna empathy, her love of animals gave her purpose

During her time at St. Jude, Brieanna wasn’t just being treated for a catastrophic disease. She was growing as a person, learning empathy, and using her love of cats as a means to become the giving person she is today.

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For the Class of 2020, lessons in goodness from two of its own — former St. Jude patient Ethan and twin brother Cooper

When the family celebrated the twins’ birthday in June of 2010, it was “pretty low key,” said their mom, Missy. After all, Ethan, one of the twins, had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January and was being treated at St. Jude.

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Peak performance: St. Jude marathoner scales California mountain for 30 consecutive days to aid local food bank

A soccer coach in Northern California took running to a whole new level — scaling a mountain summit every day in April — to raise money for a local food bank combating hunger in his community.

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Song as a salve for the soul: Mighty Electric St. Jude band covers Stevie Wonder

There’s never a bad time for some Stevie Wonder. Another song about nostalgia for sure. He was only 26 years old when he recorded “I Wish.” We get to hear more from The Mighty Electric St. Jude Band.

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Kindness in bloom: Peoria teenagers deliver flowers to Illinois communities

St. Jude Club board members wouldn’t let a pandemic stop them from fundraising. From their experience and hospital visit, bloomed empathy and action.

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From the hearts of babes — tots take up the cause in the St. Jude Trike-A-Thon

The St. Jude Trike-A-Thon is a national fundraising program that features kids, their families and schools, from Breezy Point to Alaska. Some 500,000 kids, mostly from preschool through third grade, are expected to participate through June 30. And like so many other social gatherings during the pandemic, it’s going virtual.

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Party princess makes yard visits to spread joy, not germs

As the weeks of sheltering at home stretch into months, mundane days have been made magical for some children in Arkansas thanks to a special visitor. And thus begins an enchanted afternoon with a princess.

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About this blog

We went looking for acts of kindness in the time of the coronavirus — and found them everywhere. People looking out for a neighbor or stranger. People putting the most vulnerable among us first. People making human connections, even in this time of social distancing. As St. Jude founder Danny Thomas said: “Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.”

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