St. Jude Online Donation Center
Our Townsquare Media radio stations in Victoria, Texas are proud supporters of St. Jude and we would love to have your support over the next two days bringing hope to children and families in need.
Here at our Ashley Homestore online donation center, you can take the link below to become a Partner in Hope with St. Jude. Just click the button below.
The Ashely Homestore online donation center is available online 24/7. You can continue to donate after business hours at a time that is most convenient for you.
With national headquarters in Memphis and regional offices throughout the United States, ALSAC has assumed full responsibility for all the hospital's fundraising efforts, raising hundreds of millions of dollars annually through benefits and solicitation drives among people of all ethnic, religious and racial backgrounds. More than 75 percent of St. Jude's operating budget is covered by public contributions generated by ALSAC fundraising programs. Today, ALSAC is the nation's largest health-care charity* and is supported by the efforts of more than 1 million volunteers nationwide.
Through striking improvements in the care of pediatric leukemias and numerous forms of solid tumors, St. Jude — which now has a daily operating cost of $2.4 million — has brought about improved health care for children all over the world. St. Jude's physicians and scientists have pioneered treatments that have helped push the overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today.
From a promise of "Help me find my way in life, and I will build you a shrine" to the fulfillment of his dream, Danny lived to see his hospital become an international beacon of hope for the catastrophically ill children of the world. The founder of St. Jude and ALSAC died on Feb. 6, 1991, just two days after joining patients, parents and employees to celebrate the hospital's 29th anniversary. He was laid to rest in a family crypt at the Danny Thomas/ALSAC Pavilion on the grounds of the hospital. On July 12, 2000, his wife, Rose Marie, passed away and now lies with her beloved husband in the hospital's Memorial Garden. Today, their children, Marlo, Terre and Tony, carry on their parents' work and remain a driving force in fulfilling their father's mission. Danny Thomas is gone, but his dream lives on.