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Giving Back for a Life Regained
Oct 12, 2018
Giving Back for a Life Regained Dick Joe assumed his fatigue was just part of getting older. The stockbroker and grandfather of four recalls taking walks with wife, Marian, that left him short of breath and feeling weak. It wasn’t until a visit to the Great Wall of China that ...
A Heartfelt Gift for the Present and Future
Oct 12, 2018
A Heartfelt Gift for the Present and Future Charles “Ched” Salovesh, JD, was no stranger to palliative care at St. Jude. His wife, Dorothy Lippman Salovesh, NP, was instrumental in launching the program in 2003. Under her leadership, St. Jude became regionally-recognized for ...
Philanthropy: Making the Impossible, Possible
Oct 12, 2018
Philanthropy: Making the Impossible, Possible Last August, Keiko Matthews, MSN, RN, completed her shift at St. Jude, went home, and woke up the next day with an excruciating headache. She asked her fiancé to call 911, and remained conscious just long enough to hear the paramedics ...
Q&A with St. Jude Kathryn T. McCarty Breast Center Medical Director Brad Silveira, MD
Oct 12, 2018
Q&A with St. Jude Kathryn T. McCarty Breast Center Medical Director Brad Silveira, MD Reflections on Detection: Q: Why is having regular mammograms important? Studies show that having a regular mammography screening—meaning once a year—cuts lives lost by breast cancer by almost a third in all women age 40 and over. Early ...
Philanthropy in a Flash - Fall 2018
Oct 12, 2018
Philanthropy in a Flash - Fall 2018 For your gift of time, treasure and talent, we extend our heartfelt thanks to: Adrian Barela who handcrafted 60 blankets and donated them to the infusion center for his Eagle Scout Project. High school students who organized a classical music concert ...
A Mother’s Words Manifest into Incredible Gift for Nursing
May 31, 2018
A Mother’s Words Manifest into Incredible Gift for Nursing Lennette Schnur is making an indelible mark on St. Jude that will impact future generations of nurses. And it started with six sternly spoken words from her mother. Lennette had her speech to her parents all prepared. An ambitious 17-year-old, eager ...
The Biggest Heart for the Greatest Need
May 30, 2018
The Biggest Heart for the Greatest Need A $1.8 million estate gift is allowing St. Jude to seize a timely opportunity Karen Stokx had a big heart. Whether helping her nephews buy their first car or securing a new roof for her church, when Karen saw a need, she was willing to step up and ...
The Road to 3D Mammography
May 30, 2018
The Road to 3D Mammography And how community support can get us to our destination. St. Jude Medical Center is 60% to its goal to bring the latest weapon in breast cancer detection to the 30,000 women who we screen each year. The 3D mammography project will replace St. ...
The Best Job They Ever Had
May 30, 2018
The Best Job They Ever Had How one generous couple is giving back in more ways than one Visiting the hospital can be a stressful experience. That’s why Ann and Wayne DeLaroche are always ready to offer a smile, an ear, maybe even a hug. For years now, the couple has ...
You Help Our Nurses Achieve. Then Overachieve.
May 30, 2018
You Help Our Nurses Achieve. Then Overachieve. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine issued a challenge to increase the number of registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) to 80 percent by the year 2020. St. Jude nurses didn’t just meet that challenge—they ...
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