St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® celebrates $10 million fundraising commitment from Kids for Kids Foundation
MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Kids for Kids Foundation recently visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, for the unveiling of the Kids for Kids Family Room located within the Tri Delta Place patient housing facility. The foundation has raised over $10 million for St. Jude since 2008 and proudly announced a $10 million fundraising commitment to the hospital in continuation of their dedication to support and further the mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®
Tri Delta Place provides hotel-style accommodations for families whose children are undergoing treatment for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The short-term housing facility is approximately 70,000 square feet and can accommodate up to 100 families at a time. The Kids for Kids Family Room in Tri Delta Place will be named after the foundation through 2028.
«We’re grateful to the Kids for Kids Foundation, which has supported St. Jude families in a number of ways over the past decade,» said Richard Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. «Because of their support, Tri Delta Place is able to offer a home away from home where our patient families feel safe and loved during one of the most trying times of their lives.»
The Kids for Kids Foundation, based in New York, represents a community of friends, families and colleagues who raise money for organizations that support children and families struggling with medical challenges. The Kids for Kids Committee, Junior Committee, and its donors visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital annually to meet with patient families impacted by their fundraising efforts.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
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