We have partnered with St. Jude for over 16 years, raising over $14.2 million dollars since 2005. To help support the families of St. Jude, we have funded initiatives like the Light Microscopy Center, a shared resource lab on the St. Jude campus, which allows doctors and researchers to study cells in order understand what is happening within cells and ultimately help find cures.
Since opening its doors in 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
DXL home office employees and store associates continue to support St. Jude in a variety of ways. Team members regularly visit the hospital for annual incentive trips to learn more about what we can be doing to support St. Jude as well as to spend time with the patients and their families. DXL recently hosted a farm themed event for the St. Jude patients and families at Target House. We continue to recognize the impact that we can make by putting St. Jude families first.
DXL is proud to support the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. Each year we strive to step up in support of the kids of St. Jude and increase our fundraising goal. In just seven years, DXL Group has raised an incredible $820,000 through the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer.
At the Home Office, employees are allowed to donate to St. Jude in many different ways throughout the year, but the annual Halloween celebration gives employees the opportunity to dress in costume and celebrate the kick off to the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign. This day is a fun and profitable day, when DXL Group donates $5 to St. Jude for every employee that wears a costume.