Alexis Fire Equipment announced it will become partners with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The current partnership will be effective between April 16, 2016 and April 15, 2017 and Alexis will donate $1,000 for every fire and medical unit sold within the Continental United States.
Donations will be used to help patients like Gracie, who, prior to her diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), didn’t want her belly touched because of what her mom feared was an appendicitis. ALL, a type of blood cancer, is the most common form of cancer in children. Referred to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Gracie began two and a half years of chemotherapy at no cost to her family. Thanks to generous donors, families like Gracie’s never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, and can focus on what matters most–helping their child live.
Owner Jeff Morris is passionate about this newly formed partnership. “There are very few people that haven’t been touched by childhood diseases. Everyone from our employees to the customers we serve to the communities we live in, has been affected by cancer in some way. Knowing the impact that St. Jude has on the patients and their families, it makes us proud to know we can contribute to such a worthy cause.”
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has increased the survival rate for ALL from 4 percent before opening in 1962 to 94 percent today, and they won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. Support from partners like Alexis Fire Equipment help ensure that St. Jude continues to focus on what matters most–saving kids regardless of their financial situation.