Afni teams raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a beacon of hope for families facing nightmarish situations. When a child is fighting a severe disease, loved ones face enough stress and uncertainty without having to worry about the cost of the child’s care. St. Jude helps those families, and Afni helps St. Jude.
For years, Afni and our employees have supported St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s affiliate in Peoria, Illinois. Through AfniCARES, our employees organize fundraising events, sign-up to be VIP fundraisers, join the Afni run team, and volunteer to man the phones during the telethon. And this year was no different.
In mid-July, the 2020 fundraising campaign for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital culminated with the annual St. Jude Walk/Runs and Telethon. This year has presented a host of unexpected hurdles for everyone, but in spite of our own struggles, we recognize there are still many families experiencing the unthinkable – caring for and seeking treatment for a child with cancer or another catastrophic disease. These families need help, and thanks to generous donations from thousands of people, these families never receive a bill for the care St. Jude provides.
It’s a mission Afni and our employees are happy to support.
Changes to our daily life due to the pandemic did slash the number of on-site fundraisers we held and kept our team from manning the phone banks during the telethon, but those changes did not dampen our spirit or resolve! Our Bloomington-to-Peoria run team grew to nine people this year, and we had a total of 11 more employees sign up to be VIP Telethon fundraisers. Their commitment and determination helped raise nearly $30,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital this year!
Proving again that Afni is filled with individuals who give their time, energy, money, and more to organizations throughout the communities we call home. We’re proud of our St. Jude teams. And we’re proud to have so many individuals who volunteer their time and expertise, donate money, and passionately support a variety of organizations in our communities.
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