TKE Staff Reaches Out, Promotes St. Jude
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – At 84 degrees with a heat index well into the 90’s, Fraters and staff from the Offices of the Grand Chapter went around the city of Indianapolis handing out water and fliers promoting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Tau Kappa Epsilon’s primary philanthropic partner, the staff took time out to raise awareness about the great work being accomplished at St. Jude. While the hospital is located in Memphis, local chapters sprinkle the landscape to help raise money for the cause with various events and activities.
Fraters and staff listened to a very moving presentation, similar to that seen at the 2009 Conclave in New Orleans, and hit the streets to get others motivated about the movement. They were stationed at three primary locations to maximize exposure – Monon Trail 1, Monon Trail 2, and Founders Road.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
For those unfamiliar with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Frater Danny Thomas (Gamma-Nu, Univ. of Toledo) founded the revolutionary facility on the very principles we promote each day. St. Jude treats children regardless of race, religion or family’s ability to pay. Families never receive a bill for treatment at St. Jude. Your participation can help make the dream of Danny Thomas that no child should die in the dawn of life a reality.
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly. They are published and cited more often in high impact publications than any other private pediatric oncology research institution in America. St. Jude is a place where many doctors send some of their sickest patients and toughest cases. They've built America's second-largest health-care charity so the science never stops.
How to get involved
If you want to begin raising funds on your campus, check out the TKE for St. Jude website and the Offices of the Grand Chapter for assistance. We want to ensure that all Fraters and those affected by such difficult diseases can head to St. Jude for treatment without hesitation. To learn more, take a look at the St. Jude website.
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