St Jude Sunday of Hope


No place like St. Jude

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened in 1962. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude is where doctors often send their toughest cases because St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates from some of the most aggressive childhood cancers. And families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. St. Jude is also a leader in the treatment of sickle cell disease, with one of the largest pediatric sickle cell disease programs in the country. St. Jude has researched sickle cell disease since the hospital opened. In fact, the first research grant received by St. Jude was for work in sickle cell anemia. Children from all 50 states and around the world come to St. Jude for treatment. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.

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St. Jude Sunday of Hope

St. Jude Sunday of Hope is a program that allows congregations across the country to unite as a body of believers in support of St. Jude. Since 2008, we have been blessed to have more than 600 churches participate in the program and raise more than $2.1 million. Through St. Jude Sunday of Hope, congregations choose one Sunday to show their support to the patients of at St. Jude by giving a special offering of love. The program is easy to implement and has a minimal time commitment. St. Jude will provide all of the materials necessary to implement the program including posters, St. Jude patient stories and materials to collect donations. A local St. Jude staff member will help coordinate your church’s efforts. He or she will be responsible for ordering the materials and assisting with the planning and implementing of your church’s St. Jude Sunday of Hope.

How can you help?

During the months of January–September, you and your congregation can help in the fight against childhood diseases by hosting a St. Jude Sunday of Hope. On one Sunday, the members of your church will have the opportunity to make a special offering to St. Jude. By joining the program, you are uniting as a community of believers to give the gift of life and hope to children around the world.

What are the benefits of this program?

  • St. Jude will provide all materials necessary to implement the St. Jude Sunday of Hope program. There will be no costs associated with your participation.
  • Participation in this program will allow your church to have the opportunity to build a relationship with a world-renowned facility dedicated to children and known internationally for its research and success.
  • Church members will experience a feeling of goodwill, and associate their giving with a trustworthy organization.
  • Your church will demonstrate its commitment to community by allowing the members of your congregation to come together in support of St. Jude.

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Event Dates

10 April 2016 (Click Here): Sunday of Hope

22 July 2016 (Click Here): St. Jude Golf Tournament

Program Timeline

One month out from St. Jude Sunday of Hope

  • You will be assigned a local staff member who will work with you to outline a plan for your St. Jude Sunday of Hopeprogram.
  • The materials necessary to implement the program will be delivered to you.
  • Educate your congregation about St. Jude, and advertise the date of the St. Jude Sunday of Hope.

Month of St. Jude Sunday of Hope

  • Continue to educate your congregation, and advertise the date of the St. Jude Sunday of Hope.
  • Host your St. Jude Sunday of Hope and collect the special offering from your congregation.
  • Your assigned staff member will assist in gathering the donations and fill out the proper paperwork. They will send this information to St. Jude.

Month after St. Jude Sunday of Hope

  • St. Jude will provide a revenue total for your church.


  • Representatives from the top fundraising churches will be invited to St. Jude for our annual Celebration of Hope seminar.

How do we get started? A local staff member will work with you to register your church and to successfully implement the St. Jude Sunday of Hope program to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information please contact:

Cornelius “Neil” Hudgins, IV; National Chairman, St. Jude Initiative

757.478.4964 |

Willie Brooks; National Vice Chairman, St. Jude Initiative

901.488.0381 |

Verushka Wilson 501 St. Jude Place | Memphis, TN 38105 901.578.2450 |

Thank you for supporting St. Jude and its lifesaving mission. With your help, we can continue to pursue Danny Thomas’ dream that “no child should die in the dawn of life.”

Commitment Form

Please complete the below information below and fax to (901) 578-2815  or register your church at

If you have additional questions please contact: Verushka Wilson 501 St. Jude Place | Memphis, TN 38105 901.578.2450 |

Church Name: ____________________________________________________________ Address:_________________________________________________________________

City: _______________________________   State: _______    Zip: __________________

Pastor/Minister Name: ______________________________________________________

Pastor/Minister Email: ______________________________________________________

Pastor/Minister Phone: _____________________________________________________

Number of church members: _______   Number of Sunday morning worship services: ____

Average attendance per service: ______________________________________________

Sunday you would like to host your St. Jude Sunday of Hope: _______________________

We are excited about your church joining us in the fight against childhood cancers, sickle cell disease and other life-threatening illnesses.