Here’s an interesting fact: It costs 2 Million Dollars a day to run St. Jude’s Children’s’ Hospital in Memphis and they don’t charge the families of the children a dime!
That’s more than interesting. It’s amazing.
As stated on the stjude.org website –
On average, over the last three years, 83 cents of every dollar received has supported the research and treatment at St. Jude. The budgeted daily operating cost of St. Jude is $2 million, and approximately 75% of the budgeted costs of St. Jude are covered by public contributions.
Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most — saving kids regardless of their financial situation.
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. While we accept insurance, many services provided by St. Jude have never been covered by insurance, and will not be in the future. In fact, only 12% of the money to operate the hospital comes from insurance recoveries and 10% comes from grants.
That’s one of the reasons that we, at Unified Technologies, have chosen to help raise money for the hospital. It’s one reason, but it’s not the main reason. Someone very close to our team here at Unified knows first-hand what an amazing place St. Jude’s is. Angie Sullivan has been working with us for almost as long as Unified has been in business. She has been our account rep from Allegra Marketing delivering great customer service to us and helping us with many of our promotional needs. Angie is also part of a network group created by Brian Goul, one of our Louisville account reps.
Angie joined us for our company lunch in June and told the story of her son, Joey. Joey developed a brain tumor in 7th grade and spent a lot of time at St. Jude’s. The St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer will be held on September 24th at the new Broad Run Park, 11551 Bardstown Road. We are forming a team “Unified for Joey” to participate and raise money for this cause. If you’d like to join us on the walk, please contact Teri U’Sellis at email@example.com and we would be happy to add you to our group. Our team will have fund raisers through the month of August including bake sales and possibly a small silent auction. We’d love to have as much participation as possible.