On August 3, at Conclave 2019 in Orlando, Grand Prytanis Christopher T. Hanson proudly announced our commitment to embark on our most ambitious fundraising campaign yet.
“It is a great honor to share with you our next step in helping to achieve Frater Danny Thomas’s dream that ‘no child should die in the dawn of life.’ Today, we make history. Today, we dedicate ourselves to building a better world by making the largest commitment by any men’s fraternity to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Today, we officially begin our campaign to raise $10 million over the next ten years for the children of St. Jude,” stated Hanson.
This commitment to St. Jude, one that will name the Bone Marrow Transplantation and Research Labs Floor, is one of the most significant philanthropic commitments of any men’s fraternity. Bone marrow transplantation is part of standard treatment for certain types of diseases, including acute myeloid leukemia and treatment-resistant acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The bone marrow transplantation program at St. Jude is one of the largest pediatric programs in the world.