What means ALSAC?
American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities
American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) was founded by Danny Thomas in 1957 to be the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and its sole mission is to raise the funds and awareness necessary to operate and maintain the hospital.
What is St. Jude’s main goal?
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
How much does the CEO of St. Jude’s make a year?
Jude Medical CEO Starks pay rises to $6.7 million.
How did ALSAC get its name?
Jude founder Danny Thomas founded ALSAC for the sole purpose of raising funds and awareness for the hospital. The name was chosen to honor his immigrant forefathers. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital founder Danny Thomas and his friends raised the money to build St.
How does ALSAC raise money?
ALSAC leaned way into a digital focus, resulting in a record year of fundraising. They brought in $3 million in a 10-hour livestream using TikTok, Twitch, and Strava, and $2 million in a second livestream.
What percentage of donations to St. Jude’s go to patients?
Jude are proud that 82 cents of every dollar received has gone to support patients and research at St. Jude today and in the future. Thirteen cents of every dollar supports fundraising efforts, such as events like the national St. Jude Walk/Run and advertising to help spread awareness of our lifesaving mission.
Did Danny Thomas found St Judes?
Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened its doors on February 4, 1962, based on Danny’s dream that “no child should die in the dawn of life.” Since then, we’ve made incredible strides in childhood cancer research. We’ve helped improve the survival rate of childhood cancer from 20% to 80%.