September 13, 2017
TruGreen and its associates strongly believe in community involvement and giving back to a TruPurpose. Our branches across the United States and Canada focus on giving back to the neighborhoods they serve whenever they can. During September’s National Cancer Awareness Month, TruGreen associates hosted a memorable give-back event benefitting the children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in Memphis.
The patients and families at Target House, St. Jude’s long-term, apartment-style housing facility, were invited for an afternoon of fun that included professional artists drawing caricature art of children’s favorite outside interests and activities. There were also life-sized games such as Jenga, Connect 4, and a variety of craft activities on site. Participants also enjoyed food and drinks throughout the event which were served by TruGreen employees.
The art drawn helped highlight the beautiful smiles each of these heroes wear while fighting childhood cancer. Each caricature began with the child describing their favorite memories and captured their smiles, showcasing their favorite memories outside on their lawns.
TruGreen supports St. Jude and highlights the pioneering treatments and inspirational stories that happen at St. Jude every day. That continued support means St. Jude can keep its promise of families never receiving a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is doing everything they can to help their child live.
“It was such a privilege for TruGreen to partner with such a special organization like St. Jude and be a small part of an event aimed at bringing joy and hope to such deserving children and their families,” said Wendy Radtke, SVP of human resources for TruGreen. “It’s our hope that through our continued support of St. Jude we can truly make a difference in the lives of these children, their families and in the Memphis community.”
While TruGreen and St. Jude are both based in Memphis, the desire to support the efforts of St. Jude go far beyond geography. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Everything St. Jude does is centered on its mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, and they won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
And that’s a cause that TruGreen and its associates truly believe in and want to support.
“The impact that St. Jude has had from a research standpoint; the impact they've had on families’ lives; the fact that families and children come here and don't pay for transportation....don't pay for treatment; and the fact that they're given hope is incredible. So we think St. Jude is a great place to invest our time and money,” said TruGreen’s CEO David Alexander.
Let’s end Childhood Cancer Together. Donate today to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® directly by clicking here.
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