For over 60 years, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been helping children and their families fight childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For Christine Daley, Senior Executive Assistant in our Philadelphia, PA office, giving to St. Jude’s has been an annual occurrence. This year, Christine requested and received funds from McCormick Taylor's Charity Committee to further support St. Jude for all they do.


Donations made to St. Jude are used to support day-to-day operations, so that no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food, and can solely focus on helping their child live. Christine and her family have heard firsthand from her brother-in-law what it is like to experience childhood cancer. He was diagnosed with Leukemia as a child, survived, and is now 35 years old. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped children like Christine’s brother-in-law survive and have advanced the overall childhood cancer survival rate in the United States from 20% to more than 80% since their opening in 1962. In 2006, St. Jude reported a 94% survival rate for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), using therapy that does not include radiation.


St. Jude Hospital was the vision of founder and entertainer Danny Thomas. He believed “no child should die in the dawn of life”. Unlike other hospitals, the majority of St. Jude’s funding comes from individual contributions. To encourage giving, St. Jude offers a number of ways you can donate or become an advocate.


Click here to learn more about St. Jude and how you can get involved.


About McCormick Taylor's Charity Committee

McCormick Taylor’s Charity Committee helps our employees give back to their communities. By becoming involved with our employees’ different organizations, programs, and charities, we grow closer to our employees and the places we call home.

Click here to see the other organizations we support.



Images courtesy of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital