St. Jude Charity Speech

Topics: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Chemotherapy, Child life specialist Pages: 4 (1174 words) Published: December 7, 2008
St. Jude’s Children hospital, fight for childhood cancer

Purpose: To inform my audience that there are kids out there that need our help and to have the audience persuade to donating.

Think back to a time when you were younger, maybe the time when you played dress up using mommy’s make up. Maybe it was a time when you when you pretended that you were a power ranger, to tell you the truth I wanted to be the pink ranger! Think of when you said you want to grow up to be just like mom or dad! And maybe pictured how your wedding would be like when were older or if you’re really going to be a police officer or even a Pokémon trainer.

Well that was our childhood and 98% of us said yeah! We would go back to it. If I could I would go back and enjoy it as much as I can because after hearing about what kids at St. Jude’s have to go through I feel blessed. There’s a quote from the founder of St. Jude’s hospital, Danny Thomas, promising "no child should die in the dawn of life.” which was stated when he first open St. Jude’s in 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee.

I first heard of this charity when I was working at Chili’s, which raised over five point 2 million dollars in 2007. The stories and video that I saw were devastating and heartbreaking to watch. Ever since I’ve been donating for the past 2 years and never felt better because of the fact of knowing that I’m helping a family out there in need and their child, who is fighting for their life.


Did you know that everyday 34 kids find out they have cancer? That’s like over 12 thousand kids a year! But luckily the survival rate has increased over time! Good to hear right? Well I want to share a few stories with you about the strong kids that fought hard and made it through!

I. One of the stories I will never forget is about baby Lauren. A. She was only 16 months old...
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