Rouses holds fundraiser for St. Jude hospital
This spring, Rouses Supermarket will help “give hope” to kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases by supporting the St. Jude Give thanks. Give hope. campaign benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a news release from Rouses announced.
From May 8 to 31, in exchange for a $1 donation at checkout, patrons will receive a spring-themed paper pin-up featuring a St. Jude patient.
Thanks to donations through programs like Give thanks. Give hope., families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel or food, and they can focus on what matters most — helping their child live.
This is the second year that Rouses has participated in the campaign. One hundred percent of the donations raised during this campaign go to help St. Jude continue its fight to find cures for cancer and other deadly childhood diseases. Unlike any other hospital, the majority of funds come from individual contributions and programs like St. Jude Give thanks. Give hope., which has raised more than $2.6 million for the kids of St. Jude.
St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive forms of childhood cancers, the news release stated. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood survival rate from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today, the news release stated. And every discovery is freely shared so that every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists can use that knowledge to save thousands more children around the world.