I always give to certain charities so when I got an email from my niece asking if I would sponsor her in a Math-a-thon, I couldn’t say no! The money goes to St. Jude, who does wonderful things for people. Just a little FYI for you:
- St. Jude treats 230 patients every day on an outpatient basis.
- We maintain 60 inpatient beds.
- St. Jude has about 4,900 patients in active status.
- During past five years, 83.7 percent of every dollar went to current or future needs.
- St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and more than 70 foreign countries.
- St. Jude Hospital’s daily operating costs: $1,146,616.
- In 1962, survival rate for ALL was 4 percent. Today, it’s 94 percent. Hodgkin disease is 90 percent; Medulloblastoma is 85 percent; Wilms tumor is 90 percent.
Protocols have brought survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent to more than 70 percent.
Before I put the info that was in the email. I would like to say this…..obviously it’s a great incentive for kids to complete math problems, but you would be helping families that can’t afford health insurance. These families would have no where to turn if it wasn’t for places like St. Jude. No family is turned down or asked to pay a cent.
If you can find it in your hearts to donate $1, $5, or even $50, it would be a an awesome way to encourage my niece to complete all math problems, a great tax deduction, and such a blessing to those in need. I hope you at least help me out by spreading the word!
Now here’s the info with the link to donate and sponsor my niece in her math quest!
Hello! I am participating in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Math-A-Thon at my school. Through Math-A-Thon, I will reinforce my basic math skills while raising money for St. Jude. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization.
That is why I am helping St. Jude. You can help me reach my goal by clicking the button below to make an on-line credit-card donation. If you don’t want do an on-line donation but prefer to use a check, please e-mail me back and let me know. I can make arrangements with you to obtain your donation. You can either sponsor me per problem, or you can make a one time donation
You can donate and sponsor her here. An advanced thank you to all who donate and/or spread the word. If you’re dealing with those mortgage lenders, then don’t donate. Use that money to get out of debt!
I would really appreciate a stumble on this post to get the word out.