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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide Day 19 ~ St. Jude

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital opened in 1962 and today is helping almost 7,800 patients annually and an average of 260 patients a day. They work hard conducting basic and clinical research and treatment into catastrophic childhood diseases, mainly cancer. All of their findings are shared with medical staff around the world! 

St. Jude depend on donations and campaigns to help fund everything they are doing to help the families who are there. Families never receive a bill for housing, food, travel or treatment during their stay which gives them full time to focus on their child. 

The 10th Annual Thanks and Giving Campaign began at the beginning of November! There are a few ways that you can get involved in helping out this holiday season! 

One way? There are MANY store who have register promotions or are selling St. Jude merchandise in store to help raise money. You can see a list of store partners HERE. The St. Jude Gift Shop is another great way to help! 100% of the proceeds from the store go directly to the hospital!

And happening on November 23rd, you can help out by participating in the Give Thanks Walk. The walk is taking place in 75 communities nationwide. Join in the 5K as an individual or bring along family and friends and make a team! 

I decided to run this as part of our Holiday Gift Guide to put more focus on the work that St. Jude does everyday. And they definitely cannot support their patients without the support of others! Even donating $1.00 when you are the register cashing out...those dollars add up at the end of the year! I personally recommend checking out the Gift Shop. I love how each holiday season they offer ornaments and Christmas cards that are inspired by patients drawings and designs. I know my daughter enjoys "collecting" as many of the register cards and knowing where hers has been hung up in the stores when we go back again. 

St. Jude has given us a set of ornaments to give to one lucky fan! Just use the Rafflecopter below to enter for your chance to win. And check out the Linky underneath to see what other giveaways are running right now during our Holiday Gift Guide! 
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**This is a sponsored post. I received the set of ornaments in the picture above. All opinions expressed in this post are purely my own and do not reflect those of anyone else. Clair's Freebies is not responsible for the shipping of this prize. Giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook in any way.**

Leah Shumack is the voice behind Clair's Freebies. Born and raised in ski country Western NY where I still live today with my beautiful 8 year old daughter. When I'm not tending to her or out scoping deals I enjoy entering giveaways and trying out new things in the kitchen!

18 comments:

  1. You can run in the st. jude Memphis marathon weekend!

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  2. I know some people that have been helped by St. Jude. Very thankful for these organizations.

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  3. I've heard of St. Jude's Hospital but I really didn't know that much about it. So while visiting their website I learned a lot of interesting facts. One of the things I learned was the hospital’s daily operating costs are $1.8 million, which are primarily covered by public contributions. I also learned that St. Jude has more than 3,600 employees.

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  4. In 1962, the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia was 4%, today is 94% thanks to research and treatment protocols developed at St. Jude.

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  5. I watch the telethons for st jude every yr!

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  6. I had no idea St Jude had been operating for over 50 years. Its good we have organizations like St Jude to help children and families in their time of need. I did find out that some of the ways we can help is by donating. You can be a one time donator or a monthly donator. These children and families need your help so this would be a wonderful organization to donate too.

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  7. St Judes treats upwards of 280 patients daily

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  8. I did not know they dont charge for patients

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  9. I learned that some childhood cancer survivors,have showed signs of early aging.This is so terrible!

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  10. I have had experience with St Judes through foster children. The staff was excellent making up for the lack of parental involvement and really make the kids feel special, especially around the holidays. No one is alone.

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  11. I learned that the three types of hematopoietic stem cell transplants are:
    Allogeneic, Autologous and Syngeneic

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  12. St Judes is the best charity out there in my opinion. Id love to get involved in the St Judes walk.

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  13. The group I'm in donates every year and we also by books games and videos for the children to make their stay a little brighter Love St Judes and everything they stand for.

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  14. I learned that alot of people that had cancer as kids are showing signs of premature aging :(

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  15. There's a place to donate or refer a patient. Patient of the month is cutie Aaron. They are the largest cancer research facility in the world.

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  16. My baby sister was a patient at St. Jude a number of years ago. Unfortunately there was nothing that any Dr. could do so she was brought home. She passed away shortly thereafter, but St. Jude will always have a special place in my heart for all that they tried to do for my sister! <3

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  17. I didn't know that they had a gift shop. I will be keeping that in mind now when I buy gifts!!

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  18. I learned that it is located in Memphis, Tennessee.

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