Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Help Support a Great Cause!


Right now, the creative juices aren’t flowing. I’m feeling uninspired and can’t think of anything to write about. So, this post is quite a bit off topic for my blog, but its something that is very important to me. Currently, I belong to an organization on my campus that supports St. Jude Research Hospital. We organize several fundraisers during the year and send all of our money to them. If you are not familiar with St. Jude, here is an explanation from their website:

"St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.
St. Jude researchers are published and cited more often in high impact publications than any other private pediatric oncology research institution in America. St. Jude is a place where many doctors send some of their sickest patients and toughest cases. A place where cutting-edge research and revolutionary discoveries happen every day. We've built America's second-largest health-care charity so the science never stops.

All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family's ability to pay.”

Every little bit counts. With the economy in its current state, the need for donations is even greater. Even if you can’t give, just check out their website and learn about the wonderful work they are doing.


Ways to Donate

Although this really has nothing to do with classic films, I thought you guys would enjoy it more than the eight page paper on the femme fatale in film noir that I wrote last year. I was really close to posting the entire thing, that’s how desperate I was for something to post!

4 comments:

Graciebird said...

My family supports St. Jude, and we always recieve these heart warming letters from the parents of children with devastating illnesses thanking us for our generosity. (I hope that didn't sound pretentious, I'm just saying what the letters say). I love those letters because we get pictures of the children and they are so positively adorable!

And I wouldn't mind reading your femme fatale paper. I wish I could write papers like that in my class! =D

Nicole said...

It was very interesting to hear about St.Jude, I support anyone who tries and helps children who suffer from diseases and cancers. Such a great post!

Nik said...

The next time I feel the need to post something, despite not knowing what the heck to post, I shall post something towards a good cause.

What a great idea Genevieve! The fact that you did this reveals something about the nobleness of your character. :)

I hope you get your creative juices flowing soon again because I love visiting your blog.

Genevieve said...

Graciebird: You don't sound pretentious. Its great that your family supports St. Jude. Its such a great cause.

You might have to wait and read my paper until I get blogger's block again : )

Nicole: Thanks!

Nik: What a compliment, thanks! I think the creative juices are flowing again, although at least I know what to post the next time they decide to stop flowing!