Did you know that St. Jude Children’s hospital was founded by a comedian?
By the time he founded the hospital in 1962, Danny Thomas was one of the most well-known and successful entertainers in the world. But that wasn’t always the case.
As a young man living in Detroit, Thomas struggled for years to support his family through his work as a performer. According to the hospital history, a breakthrough moment in his life happened in a church before the patron saint of hopeless causes, St. Jude.
“Show me my way in life,” he promised the Saint, “and I will build you a shrine.”
It is a promise that he never forgot.
54 years after its founding, a statue of St. Jude donated by Thomas stands at the front of the hospital, serving as a beacon of hope for thousands of families that receive care each year.
That care, by the way, is free. No family pays for treatment at St. Jude. Caring for a sick child is a tremendous burden, and financial assistance is just one way the hospital positively impacts families.
Greek organizations like the Tri Delta sorority have been long-time supporters of the hospital, and this week, Nimble joins them in their effort to raise money for the incredible hospital.
Between now and Wednesday, April 20, 50% of all Borrows on Nimble will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Why? Because as Danny Thompson said, “no child should die in the dawn of life.”
Help us help St. Jude. Find your dress, for Formal season, graduation, Double Decker and more on Nimble.
You can also make a one-time, tax-deductable donation to St. Jude here.