St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its 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. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization.

In 2005, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated named St. Jude as its national philanthropic partner. Kappa Alpha Psi began partnering with churches around the country in 2007 for the Sunday of Hope fundraiser, where churches collect a special offering during a designated regular Sunday worship service. All funds collected are donated to St. Jude.

The Seattle Alumni Chapter (SAC) partners every March for the Sunday of Hope with an area church to fulfill this noble cause. In March we plan to visit Church by Side of the Road (CBSR), led by our Kappa Brother, Pastor Terrance Proctor, where we will worship and receive donations for children facing life threatening conditions. We also welcome donations online during the Sunday of Hope campaign. We are looking forward to continuing this important work in the years to come.

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