Wednesday, December 9, 2009

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Rarely do we have enough money to donate to charities. But I do want to share my thoughts here today.

Cate asked "If someone came to you and said "I have one million dollars I have to give away", what would you tell them?"

There are a couple charities that I follow on Twitter and Facebook. And in truth, I would most likely split up that money and distribute it among three charities. Alex's Lemonade Stand and The Breast Cancer Awareness Site are two wonderful charites to donate to.

However, I would distribute the bulk of my money to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

I'm a fan of St. Jude for a very specific reason. St. Jude will never turn a child away because of a family's inability to pay for the treatment.

Words are inadequate when it comes to stating how thankful I am for my healthy child. I am blessed. But there are people out there who are facing things that are unimaginable to me. And I also know that if I were ever in that situation I would never be able to afford that kind of help. Never.

St. Jude is able to offer their services to families very much in need, who cannot pay, because of the donations of other people.

"Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not."

3 comments:

Snarky A. said...

St Jude's is an amazing place! Thanks for giving them some attention.

Call Me Cate said...

St. Jude's is a fantastic place. I can't imagine being a parent and feeling like I couldn't provide my child care. That they don't turn anyone away is awesome.

Thanks for highlighting them and for participating today.

Anonymous said...

Hey girl...this blog is very touching to me...there is a song that i just found..Carrie Underwood Sings it called Change..check it out..before gideon was premature i honestly (sad to say) was the type to not see the importance of supporting charities..such as st. Jude..I have a WHOLE different outlook on that now..every time i see a charitable ... See Morebucket or something..i ALWAYS make an effort to give what i have..the other day at CVS Pharmacy i donated to ST. Judes..I AM SO THANKFUL FOR RESOURSES LIKE THIS...it is sad that it took something serious to get me to understand what goes on with these charities..thanks girl!!