St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since June 1986, when members, chapters, and states/provinces/nations started sending their contributions for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to International Headquarters to be recorded and forwarded, the membership has contributed more than $230,000.
Improved therapy has dramatically increased survival rates for children with cancer over the past three decades, but worldwide, fewer than 30% of children with cancer have access to modern treatment. The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's International Outreach Program is to improve the survival rates of children with catastrophic illnesses worldwide, through the transfer of knowledge, technology, and organizational skills.
The Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation started a five-year St. Jude Altruistic Project during the 1981-1982 fiscal year to send at least a $60,000 annual contribution to St. Jude. This program and an additional $61,000 in recognition of our Founder, Agnes Shipman Robertson, was completed in the 1985-1986 fiscal year. Since that time, an annual contribution has been made from the Foundation funds to St. Jude for a total of $1,203,600. Adding the membership’s contribution of $230,000, Alpha Delta Kappa has contributed a grand total of $1,433,600 to help children plagued with dread disease through research and treatment. Adding donations made directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from chapters on the local level, proceeds from Math-a-thon events, letter-writing campaigns and other efforts, cumulative Alpha Delta Kappa contributions have reached nearly $3 million.
Eighty-five cents of every dollar received supports the research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital website