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2014-07-28 08:29:54

Collegiate, alumnae members use passion for finding cures, saving kids to raise $30 million since 1999, commit to raise $60 million more over 10 years MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delta Delta Delta Fraternity recently was honored as Partner of the Year for its outstanding commitment to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(®) - raising nearly $30 million for the hospital since 1999 and pledging to raise another $60 million in the next 10 years - to combat...

2014-07-22 20:22:31

Patients become teachers through an innovative, clinic-based audio project of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital that gives youth infected with HIV a chance to share their experiences with the diagnosis MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The voice on the recording was low and calm as the speaker recounted the telephone call that brought the news he was infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS: "My heart just stopped for a little...

2014-07-15 16:26:55

MIAMI, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Through a variety of innovative fundraising activities, Carnival Cruise Lines has raised more than $5 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® for the hospital's many lifesaving pediatric cancer research and treatment programs. In addition to its Care to Play: Carnival for St. Jude Kids shipboard fundraising campaign, the cruise line also serves as the Official Celebration Partner for St. Jude, supporting birthday parties, proms and...

2014-07-07 23:04:53

Delta Delta Delta Fraternity has announced a 10-year, $60 million fundraising commitment in support of its national philanthropic partner St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. ARLINGTON, Texas (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Delta Delta Delta Fraternity has announced a 10-year, $60 million fundraising commitment in support of its national philanthropic partner St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. In honor of this commitment – the largest single pledge in St. Jude's...

2014-07-02 12:29:18

Support from Kmart, Domino's, Chili's, Justice & Brothers and Mazda North American Operations help ensure no family receives a bill for anything, allowing families to focus on saving their child MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALSAC/St. Jude Boards of Directors and Governors for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(®) honored some of its corporate partners, including Kmart, Domino's, Justice & Brothers, Chili's Grill & Bar and Mazda North...

2014-06-25 12:30:53

Downing, internationally recognized as a genome sequencing pioneer and member of the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine, becomes sixth leader to serve at hospital's helm MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org, announced today the appointment of James R. Downing, M.D., as its new CEO, effective July 15, 2014. Downing most recently has served as the Deputy Director, Executive Vice President and Scientific Director of...

2014-06-11 16:27:29

St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center receives "exceptional" score from National Cancer Institute--highest rating awarded to cancer centers MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center has been renewed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), earning the highest possible score of "exceptional." St. Jude remains the first and only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center that is devoted...

2014-06-10 23:03:44

Internationally recognized physician-scientists joining fight against devastating childhood diseases as hospital expands clinical and basic science research Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital officials today announced the appointment of three internationally recognized physician-scientists to leadership positions. Mitchell Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., has been named chair of the St. Jude Department of Hematology. He was recruited to the institution from...

2014-06-06 08:24:03

Twitch issues $250,000 challenge, chance to win prized purple hoodies; top fundraisers will be sent to 2014 GameStop Expo; Blizzard incentivizes with passes to BlizzCon, other rare prizes. MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(®) is powering up a new videogame charity program with help from some of the top streaming gamers, including Johnathan Wendel (Fatal1ty), "Ellohime," "CohhCarnage," Danielle Mackey (Panser), actress Zelda...

2014-06-04 20:21:28

General registration for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend now open MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In observance of National Running Day today, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases, is calling all those daring enough to run 26 miles to lace up their running shoes. It's approximately 26 weeks from the St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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