September 2012

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital October 20th

The Rhode Island chapter of St.Jude Children's Research Hospital sponsored its 21st Annual event "Cookin for Kids" on Thursday, October 20th.  Our sincere thanks to Metro Honda for hosting our event, and many thanks to the employs who helped in so many ways.
Special thanks also to our Corporate Sponsors: Metro Motor Group, Collette Vacations and G. Lopes Construction who have year after year generously supported our chapter.
RI Chapter president Cathy Grieco, expressed her appreciation to all of the vendors who participated, dishing out their favorite specialties. The night was filled with excitement which included entertainment, raffles and a live auction.  Highlights of the night included a bid of $2,100 for a dinner with Pauly D of "Jersey Shore" and a former employee of Metro Honda and ended with a Grand Car Raffle. The Lucky Winner Won a 2011 KIA Soul Donated by Metro Motor Group.
The RI Chapter raised $137,000!  All proceeds derived from this event will go directly to support the Life Saving Work at St. Jude Children's Hospital where no child is ever turned away due to the family's inability to pay.  Treatment protocols developed at St. Jude are shared with hospitals all over the world including here in Rhode Island.
Again, The Chapter wishes to Thank Everyone involved who made this another amazing year!
Volunteers are always needed to carry on Danny Thomas' Dream that no child should die in the dawn of life.  If you have a few hours to spare and a commitment to making a difference, please contact our local St. Jude office at 401-231-7675