Monday, June 13, 2011


Yesterday, I counted up all the money Body & Soul members and friends have raised for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital this year.

Once again, we surpassed our goal! Our 2010-2011 donation to St. Jude will be $1602, beating last year's total of $1451.

I am really proud of the fact that, each year, we have been able to improve upon our total.

2004-2005 - $  515
2005-2006 - $  770
2006-2007 - $ 1015
2007-2008 - $ 1289
2008-2009 - $ 1304
2009-2010 - $ 1451
2010-2011 - $ 1602

I sincerely thank everyone who helped make that possible.

Everyone who has participated in our fundraising over the years should be really proud of what we've accomplished. In speaking to folks at St. Jude they are always impressed by how much Body & Soul, a smaller gym, raises.

St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. In its 2010-2011 rankings, St. Jude was named the #1 children's cancer hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.  

Researchers at St. Jude freely share discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay.


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