St. Jude Band comes together (virtually) again, this time with a little help from a friend

Dr. Neufeld is the chief physician and clinical director of St. Jude by day and a saxophone player in his spare time.

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There is strength in numbers, or so it has long been hypothesized. The Mighty Electric St. Jude Band aims to prove that by adding the musical stylings of a VISP (Very Important Saxophone Player) to its group.

The new guy is Ellis Neufeld, MD, PhD, better known as the executive vice president, physician-in-chief and clinical director of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

Thankfully, someone had heard the good doctor could play a mean sax and asked him why he didn’t play in the St. Jude band. His answer: “Because they never asked me.”

So the band decided to rectify that.

During this time of quarantine, Dr. Neufeld has stayed very busy, implementing measures that have increased safety for patient families, who will always come first at St. Jude.

What he does at the hospital is no small responsibility, yet he still made the time to come together virtually to play The Beatles' “Got to Get You into My Life” with the band.

We are mighty glad he contributed his talents and got into our lives.

But even more, we are grateful to him for helping to save the lives of children everywhere, because every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists can use that knowledge to save thousands more children around the world.