Today, we are announcing Relay FM’s 5th annual fundraiser for St. Jude. Over the last four years, the Relay community has raised $2.2 million for this mission. St. Jude won’t stop their lifesaving work until no child dies from cancer. With your support, we’ll be one step closer to that day. One cure closer. One child closer.
St. Jude is an amazing institution, and one that does incredible work in an incredible way:
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
I know just how incredible firsthand, as in May 2009, my wife and I’s oldest son was diagnosed with brain cancer at just six months of age. He underwent almost two years of treatment at St. Jude, and that treatment saved his life. He’ll be 15 in a couple of months, and while his life is still impacted by his diagnosis, he would not be here without St. Jude. He loves music and computers, and like his old man, is working on the student newspaper at his school.
This is why we do what we do each September, but over the years, my understanding and appreciation of what St. Jude does has grown to be much larger than our story.
Thousands of kids have been treated at St. Jude, and their parents have never been given a bill for that treatment.
St. Jude’s work is shared around the world. Around the world an estimated 400,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. And even more tragically, in many low and middle-income countries, 4 out of 5 will not survive, largely due to the lack of access to quality care. That is unacceptable, and St. Jude’s global work is slowly changing things for kids who never step foot on the hospital’s campus here in Memphis, TN.
As always, we invite you to make a donation! Donors who make an individual gift of $60 or more will receive a digital bundle including a wallpaper and macOS screensaver pack and those who make an individual gift of $100 or more will receive a set of stickers in addition to the digital bundle.
You can also start your own fundraising campaign and earn some really awesome exclusive merch, and even set up a matching donation fund to get your friends involved! All of the details are over on the campaign website. Go check it out!
Lastly, thank you. We are on the verge of raising $2.5 million in five years, and that fact takes my breath away. Relay FM has the best community on the Internet, and that is proven each and every September.