Why it’s Worth Donating to St. Jude From a Former Tour Guide
A former St. Jude tour guide shares his experience at the hospital and talks about why you should become a Partner in Hope today.
It's the 2024 St. Jude Radiothon, and I got the opportunity to chat with someone very special who has first-hand experience at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. So, let's go back to my college days at Murray State. I was a music business major, and Dr. David Wray was my Music Business professor. This man was more than just a professor to me, I learned several life lessons from him, and he was the first person to really introduce me to St. Jude.
Dr. D (as I call him) was a long-time tour guide at St. Jude. In 2012, he took a group of us students to Memphis to tour the city, but more importantly, to tour St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We saw the different medical facilities they have on campus, learned about how far the research has come over the years, and learned that all families who are there at St. Jude never receive a bill for anything! That was mind-blowing to me. No medical bills? All the family has to worry about is taking care of their children. I was instantly sold on St. Jude.
Each year that I have been a part of the St. Jude Country Cares Radiothon, Dr. D has been gracious enough to take some time to chat with us about his time at St. Jude and why it's so important to become a Partner of Hope. You can hear our conversation from last year below. It will surely inspire you to become a Partner in Hope!
Becoming a Partner in Hope is as easy as calling us at 1-800-372-4999 or text JUDE to 626262. It's just $19 a month. If you are already a Partner in Hope, give us a call to renew your partnership. By making the commitment of a monthly $19 donation, St. Jude will send you a "This Shirt Saves Lives" t-shirt being modeled below by a few St. Jude supporters you probably recognize as their way of saying, "Thanks!"
Oh, and for the first time ever, in addition to getting the newest This Shirt Saves Lives t-shirt, all Partners in Hope who become monthly donors on a credit card are also going to get a 'We Won't Stop' hoodie!
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