2009 Archive

Help top NBA stars in the Hoops for St. Jude

Top NBA stars who are opponents on the court are teaming up off the court as part of Hoops for St. Jude, benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Hispanic listeners tune in to support St. Jude

Hispanic radio listeners in more than a dozen cities tuned in to help fight against childhood cancer, raising more than $633,000 in cash and pledges during the second annual "Promesa y Esperanza" (Promise and Hope) radiothon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude and P&G invite Target guests to help fight childhood cancer with the purchase of everyday necessities

From October 18 – 24, Target guests can help St. Jude in its fight to find cures and save children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases by purchasing participating Procter and Gamble (P&G) brands including Tide, Pampers, Charmin and Pantene as well as other manufacturers’ brands at Target stores nationwide.

ALSAC/St. Jude bids farewell to Richard C. Shadyac Sr.

Friends, family and colleagues are mourning the loss of former ALSAC CEO Richard C. Shadyac Sr., who served from 1992 to 2005. Shadyac died September 16, 2009 after battling a long-term illness. Shadyac left an indelible mark on ALSAC during his tenure as CEO, helping to shepherd the fundraising organization through the death of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas and presiding over a four-fold increase in fundraising to support the growing needs of St. Jude.

Make a difference during the Give thanks. Walk. 5K

This November, communities across the country—from New Hampshire to Southern California—will join together in the Give thanks. Walk. to show their support for the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Target House celebrates 10 years with a celebrity-studded big top birthday party

Target House®, a long-term housing facility for families of patients who are receiving lifesaving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in Memphis, Tenn., turned “double-digits” this year. To commemorate 10 years of providing a home-away-from-home for St. Jude patients and their families, Target House is celebrating this milestone with a star-studded event by involving celebrities who have helped contribute to the House over the years.

Richard C. Shadyac Jr. named new ALSAC CEO

Richard C. Shadyac Jr., who served this year as chairman/president of the ALSAC Board of Directors, will take the reins of ALSAC as chief executive officer on September 1. He succeeds interim CEO David L. McKee, who will continue to serve as chief operating officer.

St. Jude Classic brings big names and awareness for lifesaving mission

The PGA TOUR’s FedExCup visits Memphis, Tennessee for this week’s St. Jude Classic. The tournament is celebrating its 52nd year with one of its strongest fields of golfers. The world’s No. 2 player, Phil Mickelson, will return to Memphis for the first time since 2001 to compete against top players such as Sergio Garcia, Camilo Villegas, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington and defending St. Jude Classic champion Justin Leonard.

Kappa Alpha Psi honored for Sunday of Hope program

On May 18, Kappa Alpha Psi's Sunday of Hope turned in to a Celebration of Hope at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as members of Kappa Alpha Psi and top fundraising churches joined St. Jude families for a special ceremony where Kappa Alpha Psi was presented with a commemorative plaque in the Patient Care Center.

Thanks for making St. Jude No. 1 in Target's Bullseye Gives campaign

Thanks to all of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital supporters who took time to vote in Target's Bullseye campaign on Facebook®. Your votes helped make St. Jude the No. 1 charity in the campaign.

Benihana celebrates Japanese Children's Day by supporting St. Jude

Benihana restaurants will celebrate Kodomo no Hi, or Children’s Day on May 5 by donating 100 percent of the proceeds of all children’s meals served that day to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The one-day benefit is part of the famed teppanyaki restaurant company’s “Children Helping Children” program.

Mickelson, Garcia and Villegas commit to play in the St. Jude Classic

Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Camilo Villegas, three of the world’s top golfers, have committed to play in the 2009 St. Jude Classic.

Scholastic and St. Jude team up to fight cancer

St. Jude is proud to announce that Scholastic Inc. has teamed with the St. Jude Math-A-Thon® to bring the Math-A-Thon program to a new and exciting level for the 2009 -10 school year.

Aaron Curry invites patient to NFL Draft

Wake Forest University senior linebacker Aaron Curry, a top prospect in the 2009 NFL Draft, visited St. Jude on April 13 and invited patient Bryson to join him in New York for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, including joining the future NFL star in the green room of Radio City Music Hall as he awaits his selection in the draft.

Catie’s final wish gives hope to other children

Near the end of her fight against a rare spinal tumor, Catie made an extraordinary final wish, not for herself, but for the other patients of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Catie's wish was to raise enough funds to cover the care for all the children of St. Jude on what would have been her eighth birthday, April 23. Donate today to honor Catie's wish.

Grizzlies auction to support Memphis Grizzlies House

From April 1 – 10, Grizzlies fans can visit the Grizzlies auction page on NBA.com and bid on a variety of one-of-a-kind items, including a Grizzlies team captain experience, opportunities to sit on press row, work out with the Grizzlies trainer or receive an autographed basketball.

Jennifer Aniston-narrated book to benefit St. Jude

Actress Jennifer Aniston and her father, actor John Aniston, narrate the latest adventure of the fluffy, cuddly lamb Loukoumi, the sale of which will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Tennis stars step to the service line for St. Jude

Many of the top tennis players in the world are in Memphis, Tennessee, this week for the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the Cellular South Cup benefiting St. Jude. Former champions Andy Roddick and Tommy Haas are among a field of top contenders who are competing for the RMK title.

Memphis Grizzlies House celebrates five years of serving St. Jude families

Memphis Grizzlies players were part of a special celebration February 5 to mark the fifth anniversary of the opening of Memphis Grizzlies House, a short-term residence for the families of St. Jude.

Univision radiothon encourages listeners across the country to support St. Jude

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has once again joined forces with Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the United States, in its annual radiothon to help St. Jude find cures and save children. The event will be broadcast to more than 15 markets around the country, including Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; and Puerto Rico.

Not to be Outdone by FedExCup Champion Vijay Singh, FedExCup Runner-Up Camilo Villegas Increases Commitment to Children of St. Jude

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and Stanford Financial Group announced that FedExCup Runner-Up Camilo Villegas has increased his commitment to Eagles for St. Jude with a pledge to match Singh’s donation of $5,000 to St. Jude for every eagle he cards on the 2009 PGA TOUR.