2017 01 16
Contributed by Ashwin Mahesh-President of FAME club
In a festive holiday season full of joy, excitement, family, and compassion, the Friends Aiding Medically Everywhere (FAME) club transferred these feelings into raising awareness for St. Jude Children’s Hospital in their ongoing battle combatting childhood diseases such as cancer. To begin this initiative I contacted St. Jude Children’s Hospital in order to find out potential ways that our club could contribute to this noble cause. After brainstorming ideas with St. Jude we reached the decision that the optimal way that we could help raise awareness and funds was to host a “Walk for St. Jude Children’s Hospital” at Nease. With the help of Mrs. Tewey, the FAME club opened up a donation webpage and increased fundraising goals in increments. Upon researching and contemplating the impact that St. Jude has had on the world, we felt honored to aid this pioneering establishment. After raising money from the walk and receiving donations from a multitude of kind-hearted souls, we arrived at a total of $3235. Though this amount was small in comparison to the grand scale of aid St Jude provides to the youth in our society, we were ecstatic to see that our work would help this premier institution at the forefront of cancer research in its pursuit to end terminal illness worldwide. We look forward to more opportunities similar to this in the near future.