Latest St. Jude Stories

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...

2011-07-07 15:54:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital oncologist Ching-Hon Pui is the recipient of the 2011 Henry M. Stratton Medal for work that has advanced the research and treatment of pediatric leukemia MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ching-Hon Pui, M.D., an eminent leader in the research and treatment of pediatric leukemia at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been named the recipient of the 2011 Henry M. Stratton Medal from the American Society of Hematology (ASH)....

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...

2011-06-08 10:32:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning this May, Varsity's summer cheerleading camp season will kick off in all 50 states. The 350,000 cheerleaders and dancers that will head to Varsity summer camps will learn cheerleading basics like crowd leading and cheers, and the safest techniques for stunting, pyramid building and spotting. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101116/CL02096LOGO) This year Varsity, the leader in instructional cheerleading and dance team...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'