Newswise — (MEMPHIS, Tenn. – April 20, 2015) Patients, siblings and their guests recently enjoyed an unforgettable evening of glitz and glamour during the Teen Formal at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
More than 150 teens attended the “Under the Sea” formal, which included music, dancing and food catered by the hospital. The Teen Formal is one of several events that provide patients with a sense of normalcy in their lives while they potentially miss important milestones at home during treatment for cancer or other life-threatening illnesses.
Pictured are Scott and Chelsea as they stroll the red carpet lined with cheering staff.
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St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to increase the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs 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 and food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. To learn more, visit stjude.org or follow St. Jude at @stjuderesearch.