St. Jude Dream Home
Aaron Sachs has joined with KRCG in Jefferson City/Columbia Missouri to
help raise funds for St. Jude Dream Home.
St. Jude Dream Home Award
Aaron Sachs with news anchor Teresa Snow holding check for $341,200 that
were raised on Sunday June 8th 2008 for St. Jude Research hospital.
Aaron and Shelly Sachs with family currently treating with St. Jude. Thanks
to the advances in cancer research, many children are living a better
quality of life with hope for a full recovery. Aaron's entire family
joined in by helping with the phone banks and talking to callers, viewers
and the team from St. Jude.
Quick Facts about
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer
Danny Thomas, maintains 60 inpatient beds and treats about 260 patients
each day, about 5,100 in active status, most of whom are treated on an
- St. Jude is the first institution established for the sole purpose of conducting
basic and clinical research and treatment into catastrophic childhood
diseases, mainly cancer. St. Jude continues to be the only National Cancer
Institute–funded cancer center devoted solely to children.
- St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world.
- Research findings at St. Jude are shared with doctors and scientists all
over the world. St. Jude also enjoys a worldwide reputation as a teaching
facility. The medical and scientific staff published more than 500 articles
in academic journals in 2006, more than any other pediatric cancer research
center in the United States.
- St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never
pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment
because of the family’s inability to pay.
- St. Jude continues an extensive expansion program to bolster the hospital’s
research and treatment efforts, while more than doubling the size of its
original campus. The expansion already includes the Children’s GMP,
LLC, the nation’s only pediatric research center on-site facility
for the research and production of highly specialized treatments and vaccines;
an expanded Department of Immunology; and a new Department of Chemical
Biology and Therapeutics for discovery of new drugs.
- The new Chili’s Care Center integrates patient care and research
where rapidly evolving CT (computerized tomography) and MR (magnetic resonance)
technologies will keep St. Jude at the cutting edge for radiation therapy
in a pediatric/adolescent setting. Additionally, a state-of-the-art cyclotron
will enable St. Jude researchers to undertake many important new PET (positron
emission tomography) studies not possible to do at St. Jude until now.
These imaging techniques will facilitate the rapid evaluation of new therapeutic
approaches and help choose those most likely to be successful.
- The daily operating cost for St. Jude is $1,267,349, which is primarily
covered by public contributions.
- During the past three years, 85.3 percent of every dollar received by St.
Jude has gone to the current and future needs of the hospital.
- St. Jude pioneered a combination of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery
to treat childhood cancers.