To show our gratitude for our readers’ continued support, we’ve launched a fundraiser with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital via our parent company, Faithfully Media LLC.
Join us in doing a bit of good for children and their families by helping us smash our fundraising goal of at least $2,000.
The fundraising page is hosted on St. Jude’s website and all contributions go directly to the research hospital.
About St. Jude Children Research Hospital (via website): The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
Join the fundraiser and give here: http://fundraising.stjude.org/faithfullymedia
Here are some ways in which your donations could help kids and families:
- Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50
These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.
- Wagon: $70
Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.
- Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75
St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.
- Creative Toys: $100
Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.
- Delicious Meals: $210
St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.
- One Day of Oxygen: $447
Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.
- Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700
These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.
- Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 Average
For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.