For musician Rick Monroe, a prayerful song is his gift to St. Jude kids
The Nashville artist says the lryics of the song took on new meaning for him after his family was touched by cancer.
We’re grateful for: the people of Alaska, embracing the mission of St. Jude from more than 3,000 miles away
When Brandi Noe and her family moved from the Lower 48 to Alaska, she didn’t expect people there to be familiar with St. Jude — the children’s research hospital in Memphis where she was treated as a young girl for cancer of the eye.
We're grateful for: Chris and Renee Cotnoir, whose cooking stream has raised thousands for St. Jude
When Renee Cotnoir lost her father to pancreatic cancer, she and her husband, Chris, honored his legacy of service by fundraising for St. Jude.
We’re grateful for: the people of Puerto Rico, who support St. Jude amid their own suffering
When the island of Puerto Rico was thrashed by Hurricane Maria in 2017, the volunteers who stage an annual golf tournament benefitting St. Jude could have canceled the fundraiser. But their devotion shone through.
We’re grateful for: Larry and Susan Patrick, who use the airwaves to rally a region around St. Jude
Every spring, Larry Patrick — a former broadcaster turned radio-industry pro — rushes between his Big Horn Radio Network country stations in Wyoming to get behind the microphone during an annual, two-day radiothon for St. Jude.
We're grateful for: a young man from Washington, who gives to St. Jude despite his own hardships
All his life, Nathan Ehline has needed a wheelchair and help from a lot of people — parents, doctors, teachers. Because he's received so much himself, he finds such joy in helping others. It’s why he enjoys giving back by raising funds and awareness for charity, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
We’re grateful for: Nikki Morris, a St. Jude survivor giving back in her home state
Some of Nikki Morris’ earliest memories date from when she was a St. Jude patient. Diagnosed with retinoblastoma at 2 years old, she underwent chemotherapy and the removal of her right eye.
We're grateful for: Sue Kessler, a marathoner with a huge heart for St. Jude
Sue Kessler didn’t start running until she was in her mid-20s. Daily runs soon inspired her to sign up for a half marathon and then a full. She eventually worked up to eight marathons a year.
We're grateful for: The Solomons, who raise tens of thousands each year for the St. Jude Brain Tumor Program in honor of their son
When they lost their 5-year-old son Joshua to a rare brain cancer, Labrina and Trent Solomon decided information and awareness would lessen the hurdles other families like them faced.
We're grateful for: Sarah Emerson, who continued to support St. Jude during her own cancer fight
Sarah Emerson of Maine hated running as a child. But after a friend urged her to watch a race, she was inspired and began to run.