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Student's Twitter Fundraiser For St. Jude Has A $200,000 Price Tag

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 18:27:10 -0500

Danni Messina offered to pay for every like and retweet her tweet received. Then she went viral.

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Let’s End Childhood Cancer. Together.

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:07:24 -0400

This year the parents of nearly 16,000 children in the United States will hear these devastating words: Your child has cancer

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9 Country Music Stars Running Nashville Marathon Relay for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:15:19 -0400

For the fourth year in a row, the Rock 'N Roll Marathon Series is partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, with this rockin' race being held in the one and only music city, Nashville.

Two Stops, One Message. Hope.

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:15:45 -0400

Somewhere, right now, there is a family packing up the car to drive to St. Jude. Their world has been turned upside down and their child is hurting.

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Running for a Reason: Why I'm Rocking and Rolling in Nashville

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:53:35 -0400

On the morning of April 30, 2016 I'll be standing among 30,000 people in downtown Nashville, as we prepare to race various distances as part of the St. Jude Rock N' Roll Nashville Marathon and Half-Marathon. It's an incredible sight to see all of those people packing the streets of downtown Nashville, with seemingly no square foot of concrete left uncovered.

Kids In Hospital Go On Magical Adventures Through Virtual Reality

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:03:08 -0400

One patient got to hang out with wild horses and another dug up fossils.

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Young Woman Wins St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 'Hero Among Us Award' for Raising over $200,000

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 11:27:40 -0400

Rachel Harris was there with her fundraising team, the St. Jude Dudes at the annual pre-race pasta dinner for St. Jude Heroes. It was held in early December, on the night before the 2015 St. Jude Memphis Marathon.

Hosting a Super Bowl Party? Make it a Game Day Give Back Party for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:30:35 -0500

Chips and dip? Check. Big screen TV? Check. A Super Bowl party that gives back? Of course!

Need Running Motivation in 2016? Run WITH Others, FOR Others

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:58:10 -0500

You've had enough of seeing friends and family in your newsfeed posing at finish lines, flashing bling-y medals, with huge wide grins on their faces. You've finally decided you're done being the race spectator, and you're ready to be the race participant.

Learning to Live With Sickle Cell Disease

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 14:49:25 -0400

A pain crisis is hard to put into words. Every person with sickle cell disease describes it differently. For me, it is a sharp, excruciating pain that runs throughout my entire body.

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Is Cancer in the Family Tree?

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:31:37 -0400

It is estimated that nearly 10 percent of children with cancer have the disease because, like Megan, they carry predisposing gene mutations. That percentage may be even higher, because some children carry genetic mutations that have not yet been identified.

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Childhood Cancer? Empathy Is Far From Enough

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 15:45:24 -0400

Each September is "Childhood Cancer Awareness" month. This acknowledgement of a problem means more than beautiful photos of smiling bald children. It highlights the urgency of generating action to eliminate cancer as the leading cause of death by disease for American children.

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Six Words That Shattered Our World

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 20:55:09 -0400

How does one sleep when the to-do list has been wiped clean except for one task "save my son's life?"

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How I -- as a Pediatric Cancer Survivor -- Became a Practitioner and Returned to St. Jude

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 14:53:52 -0400

After two-and-a-half years of treatment, I made the important transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor. My experience made me realize that I wanted to be a doctor and help children through their cancer journeys.

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17 Year Old Patient to Raise $100,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and September's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:43:58 -0400

Adam was diagnosed with ALL at age 17, underwent treatment at St. Jude, and is currently in remission. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Adam has set a goal to raise $100,000 to give back to the place that is giving him both hope and a future.

Moms, You Need to Get Perspective

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:44:45 -0400

When I get home today, I will wrap my arms around your rosy-cheeked face, sweet-smelling hair and strong body, squeezing you tight until you giggle into my ear.

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Young Woman Raises $100K Running Marathons For St. Jude

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:17:37 -0400

When Kyllian Warman's father was diagnosed with cancer when she was just a high school freshman, her family, determined to have her father see her graduate high school, fought the disease with all their might. But while treatments may have failed him, Kyllian did not.

Looking for Heroes

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:42:13 -0400

It's an incredible sight to see all of those people lining the streets for miles, with seemingly no square foot of concrete left uncovered. As I look around I will also see hundreds of runners wearing a "St. Jude Hero" singlet just like mine.

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Country Music Singer/Songwriter Strikes a Chord With St. Jude Patient

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:33:09 -0400

Like all good parents, when Anna and Jason first noticed unusual behavior in their young son Ian, they visited their pediatrician. Perhaps his irritability and rapid eye movements could simply meant he needed glasses. Instead, what they found out they were about to face is every parent's worst nightmare.

Childhood Cancer: Collin's Epic Journey

Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:11:58 -0500

"What did I learn from my experience with cancer? It was not fun, but it gave me the ability to handle things better. Life can be hard, but you have to push through it and trust that God is in control. Give thanks to God every day for what you have. And do your best with it."