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1 Deloris Joyce, Patrick Joyce, Janice Holland, Alicia Frederick St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Music by: Rob Thomas “Little Wonders” Supporting The Cure

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Each year in the U.S. There are approximately 12,400 children between the ages of birth and 19 years of age who are diagnosed with cancer. About one in 300 boys and one in 333 girls will develop cancer before their 20 th birthday. - www.acco.org St. Jude Children’s research hospital helps meet those needs for thousands of children every year image from: www.houseoftravel.org/Cruises.html That’s your SON DAUGHTER BROTHER SISTER FRIEND NEIGHBOR

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St. Jude’s mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment

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St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance No child is EVER denied treatment because of a family’s inability to pay - www.stjude.org

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“Once you choose hope, anything is possible” - Christopher Reeve

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St. Jude has an average of 5700 active patients annually from all 50 states and from around the world They treat upwards of 230 patients per day

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Image from: www.parentdish.com/.../ Image from: stevenbell.blogspot.com /.../ St. Jude developed protocols that have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to 80 percent today. -www.stjude.org Diagnosis Survival Rate Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), most 94% common form of childhood cancer The current St. Jude survival rates for selected childhood cancers now include: Hodgkin lymphoma (cancer of the lymph system) 90% Medulloblastoma (a type of brain tumor) 85% Wilms tumor (kidney tumor) 90% www.stjude.org

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The daily operating cost for St. Jude is $1.6 million, which is primarily covered by public contributions YOUR Contributions make this possible

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Supporting the cure is easy! NO amount or action is too small A Small sacrifice to forgo a small sacrifice This moment is your time

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“Live simply that others might simply live” -Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Donate by phone, online, fax, mail Single gift Monthly Gift in honor or memory Shop the gift shop Made to order Wedding favors http://www.stjude.org/waystohelp

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Host a martial arts-a-thon Exhibitions Kick-a-thons Board-breaking demonstrations Any other activities selected by the coordinator You can get a sponsor or people can make donations based on the performance of the martial artist http://www.stjude.org/waystohelp

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Math-A-Thon ® Up 'til Dawn Team Up for St. Jude Trike -A-Thon Teachers Can Show Support

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Friends of St. Jude Dinners and Galas Professionals Can Show Support

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Sports Fans Can Show Their Support St. Jude Sports Workout for St. Jude Saddle Up for St. Jude Cruisin ’

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Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids™ http://www.stjude.org/waystohelp Music Fans Can Show Support With

Get Your Kids Involved:

Donate $1 to get a pepper to color Or buy a create a pepper t-shirt or key chain Get Your Kids Involved http://www.createapepper.com

We Are Calling You Out!:

We Are Calling You Out!

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Your support WILL change your life and the lives of many children! Support St. Jude!

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“No child should die in the dawn of life” - St Jude Founder, Danny Thomas

www.stjude.org:

www.stjude.org

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