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2011-08-16 12:24:00

Volunteen Program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital gives teens the opportunity to dedicate their summer vacation to helping children, while learning important lessons MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each summer, a select group of teenagers spend five weeks of their summer vacation to help children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through the Volunteen Program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The annual program allows teens to explore...

2011-08-05 10:15:00

Recognizing the important role siblings play in the healing process for children battling illnesses, St. Jude hosts a day focused on the brothers and sisters of patients MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a child is battling cancer or other serious illness, the entire family is affected, including siblings. Recognizing the important role brothers and sisters play in the healing process, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital recently hosted Sibling Star Day, an...

2011-08-04 11:53:00

Event celebrates record $22 million raised for St. Jude MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today nearly 200 runners raced out of the gates of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® embarking on the 30th annual St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run. One race has grown from less than 20 people to an estimated 2,000 participants in 27 cities, all finishing in Peoria, Ill. Since its inception, the event and the satellite runs have raised $22 million for St....

2011-07-26 11:23:00

Ticketmaster showcases program during summer ticket promotion MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- GRAMMY® award-winning artist Sheryl Crow is trailblazing a new music campaign called Music Gives to St. Jude Kids, which mobilizes the music industry - artists, fans, record companies and sponsors - to raise funds that will support the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, one of the world's premier centers for the...

2011-07-01 16:47:00

The Scientist magazine ranks St. Jude Children's Research Hospital among the top 10 MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the sixth consecutive year, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is named as one of the top institutions in the annual "Best Places to Work in Academia" list by The Scientist magazine. St. Jude ranked second among U.S. institutions. The magazine received 2,260 responses from scientists at 92 U.S. institutions and 19 from foreign institutions....

2011-06-29 15:28:00

Annual awards honor top partners, volunteers and donors MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Williams-Sonoma, Inc. was recognized as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Corporate Partner of the Year during the presentation of the ALSAC/St. Jude Volunteer Appreciation Awards on June 24. St. Jude honored partners, volunteers and donors from across the country at the annual event. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110629/DC28416) "On behalf of the entire...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.