William Blount High students raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

This February, William Blount High School students presented more than $7,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The donation is the result of their fundraising efforts through the national Rally Against Childhood Cancer program benefiting St. Jude.

From February 23-27, more than 120 William Blount students wrote letters to friends and family members inspiring them to give money to support the lifesaving work at St. Jude. St. Jude is one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.

“We can’t thank these young people enough for their enthusiastic support of St. Jude,” said David L. McKee, chief operating officer and interim CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising organization of St. Jude, in a press release.

“Their efforts through the Rally program speak volumes about their concern for children and teenagers their age who are fighting cancer and other deadly diseases. They are truly making a difference, helping St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and saving children.”

All participants in William Blount’s Rally program were recognized during a school-wide assembly.

High schools across the country participate in the Rally program. For more information about the Rally Against Childhood Cancer program benefiting St. Jude, visit www.stjude.org/rally.

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.

St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, TN, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. 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 the family’s inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization.

For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.

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