24

July
2014

OSG Continues to Support St. Jude

Written by OSG


We hosted our second BBQ of the season to benefit St. Jude today. This is just one of our many fundraising efforts for St. Jude that we host throughout the year. Some of our other events include bake sales, raffles, silent auctions, bingo, bags tournaments, cookouts and more.

 

But this isn’t just an excuse for us to host fun events throughout the year, and we didn’t just pick a random charity out of a hat to support.

 

Over 13 years ago our employees banned together wanting to do something more for the greater good. After researching a handful of charities, it was put to a vote in order to find the charity that most represented OSG as a whole.

 

With overwhelming solidarity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital won the hearts of the employees with their mission to prevent and cure pediatric cancer, and other deadly diseases, through research and treatment. Throughout their 50-year history, St. Jude has successfully pushed the childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent, sharing all the breakthroughs they make to doctors and scientists worldwide.

 

The money OSG raises goes directly to the cost of treatment, travel, housing and food for St. Jude families, as St. Jude never bills them for any of these costs.

 

“It’s wonderful how many people recognize St. Jude and are willing to do what they can to help contribute,” stated Sherri Tiani, Corporate Controller for OSG. Since our commitment to St. Jude in 2006, OSG employees, along with OSG’s company match, have raised well over $100,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

So while a small donation for a bake sale or BBQ may not seem like a lot, it truly adds up in the end, making a difference to the children and families who need it.

 

For more information on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, click here.




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