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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Celebrates 50th Anniversary

April 1, 2015 Comments off

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, recognized nationwide as one of the most comprehensive pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, this year celebrates 50 years of research and treatment of children with cancer and other diseases. According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, cancer ranks as the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States aged 14 and younger. With support and contributions from individuals around the country, including longtime supporter Craig William Taylor, St. Jude has helped children and their families cope with catastrophic illnesses in a loving and supportive environment.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, St. Jude has implemented a number of initiatives to commemorate this milestone:

1. St. Jude is asking patients, families, volunteers, donors, doctors, and nurses to share their favorite St. Jude story.
2. The hospital is inviting everyone to participate in social networking and to join in the conversation regarding pediatric cancer.
3. St. Jude is presenting a challenge to supporters to help run St. Jude for 50 days, whether by donating monetarily or by donating a gift in tribute.

At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, every child is treated regardless of religion, race, or the family’s ability to pay for services.

Craig William Taylor is a Senior Data Systems Engineer for Genentech, Inc., in Vacaville, California. In addition to St. Jude, Craig Taylor supports Ronald McDonald House and the Arthritis Foundation.