St. Jude Women's Club

St. Jude Women's Club

The St. Jude Women's Club provides a social network for members, allowing them to get to know one another while volunteering in the hospital and fundraising setting.

The St. Jude Women's Club (SJWC) is an enthusiastic volunteer organization for women directly associated with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or ALSAC, the fund-raising arm of the hospital. The Women’s Club fulfils two key roles outlined below:

  • The St. Jude Women's Club supports the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Often interacting directly with patients and their families, club members participate in volunteer and fund-raising activities, as well as special events and projects held throughout the year.
  • The club also provides a social network for members to become better acquainted through various social activities. Newcomers gain insight into the Memphis community and enjoy forming new friendships in the St. Jude/ALSAC family!

How does the St. Jude Women’s Club contribute?

  • Each January the club hosts a birthday celebration for hospital founder, Danny Thomas. Club members serve cake in the cafeteria for all employees, patients, and families!
  • Our annual Book Sale is a hit each year! Proceeds go directly to support the patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  • Each Spring, the club facilitates the annual St. Jude Golf-A-Round for our patients and their families. As part of the Fedex St. Jude Classic golf tournament, this is a fun day where professional golfers generously donate their time to give our budding golfers some pointers!
  • In the Holiday Season, the club sponsors and decorates more than 40 themed trees that are displayed throughout the Patient Care Center, the Danny Thomas Research Center, the Danny Thomas/ALSAC Pavilion and the Kmart St. Jude Life Center. The Patient Care Center lobby is also festively adorned to ensure a welcoming glow at this special time of year!
  • Thanks to the club, Santa’s elves visit the hospital lobby each year to take memorable pictures with more than 200 patients! Holiday favors are presented each child and on occasion, professionals kindly donate their talent singing carols throughout the event!

Who can join?

  • Female St. Jude or ALSAC employees
  • St. Jude or ALSAC employee spouses/partners

If you are eligible and would like more information about the St. Jude Women's Club, please contact Shannon Thomas Lohrman at shannon.thomas-lohrman@stjude.org.

In 2015, the St. Jude Women’s Club:

  • Contributed 1,729 volunteer hours.
  • Celebrated Founder’s Day, the birthday of Danny Thomas, with a cake outside Kay Kafe for all employees, patients and families.
  • Hosted a second annual Beach Party Event for patients and their families.
  • Facilitated the annual St. Jude Kids Golf-A-Round in conjunction with the St. Jude FedEx Classic.
  • Decorated external main entrances with wreaths, and more than 30 themed trees as well as miniature trees, some featuring handmade ornaments made by club members, were displayed throughout the St. Jude campus.
  • Sponsored a holiday photo party with Santa’s elves. Attendees enjoyed keepsake photographs, face painting, a crafting station, “The Elf on the Shelf” readings and other holiday favors.
  • Raised $4,000 at the club’s annual book sale.
  • Raised approximately $10,000 providing commemorative T-shirts for employee appreciation events.
  • Donated more than $10,000 to various departments in the hospital.
  • Organized crafting sessions to assist the Child Life Department in making corsages and boutonnieres for the Spring Formal, and pins for the Teen Art Show.
  • Assisted with planning and staffing the first annual Staycation Event for patients and families.
  • Hosted a monster-themed trick-or-treat station during the hospital’s Halloween festivities. 
 

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