Jack Burke

Jack Burke

By david | June 22, 2022

During their second pregnancy, Jack’s parents found out that they were carriers of the cystic fibrosis gene, meaning there was a 25% chance that their children would be born with this chronic illness. They were blessed with two healthy daughters before Jack was born on July 2, 2009, and tested positive for cystic fibrosis. Jack…

Stella Thomas

By asuber | May 31, 2022

Just keep swimming. If you are familiar with the Disney movie, “Finding Nemo”, you might remember that Dory is trying to find her parents. Through adversity, adventure, uncertainty, and doom she searches and searches. Just when all hope is lost, a light shines on everything and Dory and her parents are reunited. Throughout this movie,…

Lavender Watson

By asuber | April 14, 2022

Rose and Demetrius Watson of St. Louis, MO were given grim odds about the survival of their unborn baby, Lavender. However, this now sassy 5-year-old, known as “The Queen”, has been proving predictions wrong every step of the way. “Incompatible with life.” “Chromosomal abnormality”. “Might not survive long after birth”. These were words that Rose…

Cardinal Glennon kid, Charlie in hospital bed with a toy

Charlie Erbland

By david | March 23, 2022

In early 2016, Rachel and Steve of Arcadia Valley, MO were living a full and busy life. They owned and managed a farm, had two dogs, and were raising 5 children ranging in age from 3 to 16 years. Steve traveled often with his job. Rachel home-schooled their 5 children. Both maintained the farm and…

Fall/Winter 2021

By david | November 30, 2021
Hailey, Glennon Kid

Hailey Baldasso

By david | November 3, 2021

Jennifer Baldasso from St. Louis, MO had an unexpected gift for her 30th birthday in December 2020. She found out she was pregnant with Baby #2. Her first pregnancy 3 years prior was a complicated one. She delivered a 37-week miracle who was born not breathing due to complications with an infection. She spent 2.5…

Margot and Caratacus Stearns

By kaitlyn | July 28, 2021

Erica Jolene Stearns was born with non-isolated esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. She was mute until the age of 3, g-tube dependent until the age of 5, and tracheostomy dependent until the age of 15. Throughout her childhood and early adulthood, she witnessed her parents face numerous challenges as they confronted many complex medical issues.…

Colton Friese

By kaitlyn | July 28, 2021

On October 16, 2020, at approximately 4:30pm, 19 year-old Colton was on his way home from work driving his reliable Chevy Cobalt. He had proudly saved and bought himself a Dodge Charger in March 2020 before the pandemic started, but he liked saving his “pride and joy” for special occasions vs. day-to-day travel.  Colton was…

Ryder Lee

By kaitlyn | July 28, 2021

Ryder became a patient at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon long before he was even born. The long-anticipated son and 4th child of parents Sarah and Nathan, Ryder has successfully won the hearts of his 3 older sisters and his second family here at the hospital. Sarah recalls the trip to her obstetrician for her 19…

Cardinal Glennon kid Maverick

Maverick Beardslee

By david | July 23, 2021

“When you find out you are pregnant, you expect to have a perfectly healthy pregnancy and at the end a perfectly healthy baby,“ states Paris, mother of (now) 17-month-old Maverick. “It took me a long time to come to terms with his diagnosis, but now I look back and realize how blessed we are to…

Spring/Summer 2021

By david | June 1, 2021

Grant and Sebastian Moss

By david | May 6, 2021

Grant and Sebastian are identical twin boys, who were born to new parents Amber and John on February 27, 2013. Amber had an uneventful pregnancy, and though the boys arrived early at 34 weeks, they came into the world seemingly healthy. After a couple routine days in the NICU stepdown unit of their local birthing…

Sariah Gettys

By david | April 21, 2021

On February 14, 2018, Sariah (a 4-year-old aspiring dancer and model) and her mother, Shamika, were involved in a devastating motor vehicle accident. Shamika sustained injuries to her right leg which required multiple surgeries in the months to follow. Sariah ’s injuries were much worse, and almost unfathomable.  She was in pulseless cardiac arrest at…

Noah Townsend

By david | April 15, 2021

Kristi and Eric Townsend from St. Peters, MO were married in 2018.  Having married later in life, they knew they wanted to start a family right away.  For nearly two years their attempts were unsuccessful, despite rounds of testing and infertility treatments. The couple had almost resolved themselves to believe they would never have children…

Aaryn Wiley

By david | April 15, 2021

Watching sassy two-year-old Aaryn have a meltdown, or dancing and singing to her favorite cartoons, one would never guess that she had a much more fragile start to life. For Mom Hannah – watching this “normal” child behavior is a gift she wasn’t sure she’d ever get.   Hannah was working in 2017 as a…

Teagan Smith

Teagan Smith

By david | February 10, 2021

Looking at 7-year-old Teagan Smith today, one would never know what she went through during her first several months of life. “I had a completely normal pregnancy,” states Teagan’s mom, Alex. “I had a total of three ultrasounds and was told everything looked perfect. Oddly though, my whole pregnancy, I just had this crazy feeling…

Fall/Winter 2020

By david | November 23, 2020
Cardinal Glennon kid faith posing as our CMN Ambassador

Faith Jethro

By david | November 10, 2020

During the early stages of pregnancy with Faith, doctors informed her family that she had a one in 17 chance of having Down Syndrome. Her family was devastated, but after much prayer and encouragement from loved ones, they quickly came to terms with this. When Faith was born she didn’t have any characteristics of Down…

Maren Poetteker - Cardinal Glennon kid

Maren Poettker

By david | September 8, 2020

Three-year-old Maren, from Aviston, IL was a perfectly healthy, energetic two-year-old, up until October 2019. At that time, she became ill with some persistent low-grade fevers, generally low energy, and a complaint of her neck hurting. At first, parents Neely (Mom) and Chris (Dad) suspected a minor viral process, so they electively kept her home…

Spring/Summer 2020

By david | June 1, 2020
Jimmy Williams wearing his battery backpack for an LVAD

Jimmy Williams

By david | February 13, 2020

Jimmy from Jackson, Missouri is a kind, funny and active young man. An avid and well-decorated golfer, Jimmy was playing in a tournament in early August of last year when we came off the course and got sick. “He recovered and went on to play two more games,” says his mother, Shana. “But it was…

Cardinal Glennon kid Amjad

Amjad Awawdeli

By david | January 23, 2020

He may be only 26 inches tall, but his size is easily overshadowed by his strength. Six year-old Amjad is almost a celebrity at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon, having won many hearts since he was born. In 2013, Riki Awawdeli was expecting a baby. Already a mother of three children, she had a history of…

Fall/Winter 2019

By david | January 7, 2020
Cardinal Glennon patient, Kagen Hill

Kagen Hill

By christine | December 9, 2019

Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV can lead to liver failure, liver cancer, or chronic liver disease, and is a leading reason for liver transplants in the United States. HCV is more common in adults than in children. Children who have HCV most often acquired…

Cardinal Glennon kid Kalista Rasmussen

Kalista Rasmussen

By kaicee | November 22, 2019

That simple body function is almost a miracle for a child who has experienced constipation, stool leakage and difficulty with bowel movements since shortly after birth. “She was a fast learner, crawling at 4 months and then walking at 9 months,” said her mother Katherine. “But when it came to going to the bathroom, she…

Cardinal Glennon kid Aiden Ellis

Aiden Ellis

By kaicee | November 22, 2019

13-year-old Aiden Ellis enters the swimming pool at Hazelwood Central High School, gearing up to practice his favorite stroke, the butterfly. Ellis is a competitive swimmer, making it to the division championships last year and finishing seventh in the 50-meter fly as a member of the Heat, a regional select swim club. “I love being…

Cardinal Glennon kid Chandler Street

Chandler Street

By kaicee | November 20, 2019

In just the past 30 years, obesity rates among children have tripled in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, 13.7 million children and adolescents aged 2 to 19 years old are considered obese. While education and increased access to healthier food choices has caused a decrease in childhood…

Cardinal Glennon kid Shaun Patterson

Shaun Patterson

By kaicee | November 20, 2019

Shaun Patterson was in tears. After years of hard work, he learned he would miss his high school graduation because he would have to remain in the hospital for weeks or months while awaiting a heart transplant. Shaun had been born with congenital heart defects that erased his dreams of playing basketball but he set…

Cardinal Glennon kid Ben Smith

Ben Smith

By david | November 5, 2019

When Benjamin was born in 2015 – six weeks early – his parents Kate and Clay were not prepared for the host of scary diagnoses that immediately followed. Ben has a clinical diagnosis of CHARGE Syndrome, a complex genetic syndrome that affects 1 in 10,000 children and often causes life-threatening birth defects. In Ben’s case,…

Light Up Glennon on December 3 and 17

Light Up Glennon – Monday, December 23 (NEW DATE!)

By david | October 30, 2019

NEW DATE! Join us Monday, December 23 at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon and show your support for our patients. We will sing carols and turn our flashlights on, pointing them at the hospital. Our patients will have their own flashlights and shine them back at us.

Cardinal Glennon kid Liam Rhoades

Liam Rhoades

By david | October 21, 2019

As a scheduler for an obstetrician’s office, Amy Rhoades from Wright City, MO is no stranger to dealing with expecting mothers. In the fall of 2018, Amy found herself walking the journey of pregnancy herself when she learned she was expecting twins with a due date of January 2019. There was a long history of…

Kirby Frost and his Wife

Kirby Frost

By david | September 24, 2019

Walking the halls of the inpatient Hematology-Oncology Unit on 4 North at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon, one will typically see children from infancy through their late teens. But lately, those halls have also been home for 27-year-old Kirby Frost. Kirby (KJ) is a lineman who works for the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers). Originally…

Carlie Rose Jackson

Carlie Rose Jackson

By kaicee | August 29, 2019

Carlie Rose Jackson was born at 31 weeks gestation on August 16, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital. Along with some anticipated feeding and growing issues, Carlie also had tracheobronchomalacia, which is the collapse of the airway when a baby exhales, making it difficult for her to breathe. Tracheobronchomalacia can result in recurring respiratory illnesses…

Cardinal Glennon kid Matthew Shores playing baseball

Matthew Shores

By Marc Palmer | July 22, 2019

When Matthew Shores was 2 months old in 2010, Matthew’s pediatrician noticed that he had an abnormal triangular head shape, including forehead ridging. He referred the family to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital at SLU. It was here that Matthew’s mother Candice met Dr. Alexander Lin, MD, the Director of the St. Louis Cleft-Craniofacial…

Spring/Summer 2019

By Marc Palmer | July 15, 2019
Cardinal Glennon patient Nikki Warnecke playing the banjo

Nikki Warnecke

By Marc Palmer | June 21, 2019

Nikki Warnecke was an outgoing, ambitious, and hardworking girl who followed closely in the footsteps of her older sister, Mallory. She loved music – she played banjo for her bluegrass band, the Pickin’ Chicks. In July of 2015, she was enjoying her summer break before starting her senior year at New Athens High School, where…

Cardinal Glennon patient Max Ernest

Max Ernest

By Marc Palmer | May 20, 2019

Jessica and Mykel Ernest from Poplar Bluff, Missouri were happily expecting their second child in early 2019, when the unexpected happened. At 20 weeks and 6 days, Jessica began losing amniotic fluid. This was devastating news to the couple, as both knew the risks of this happening so early in her pregnancy. Though she was…

Cardinal Glennon patient Meleya Haberberger

Meleya Haberberger

By caroline | April 12, 2019

In December 2008, Tiffany Haberberger found out at 17 weeks of pregnancy that her unborn daughter had a very complex congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart.  For a child with this heart defect, most of the left side of the heart is small and underdeveloped. This usually affects the mitral valve, the aortic valve,…

Beckham Bass

By Marc Palmer | March 14, 2019

Seven-year-old Beckham is the son of Greg and Trish Bass and brother to 9-year-old Annalyn. Last summer, Beckham began experiencing stomach and leg pain and running an unexplained fever. One day in late July, he was playing baseball when he began limping and having difficulty running the bases. The next morning, blood work results led…

Lily LaMartina

By Marc Palmer | March 14, 2019
Cardinal Glennon kid - Lillian Wilson

Lillian Wilson

By Marc Palmer | March 14, 2019

When Sarah was 26 weeks pregnant, she and husband, Jeremy learned that their unborn baby had a congenital heart defect: Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia. A great deal of research led Sarah and Jeremy to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and to SLUCare cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Charles Huddleston. Coincidentally, Jeremy was followed at…

Kaylee Long

By Marc Palmer | March 14, 2019

“On March 12, 2012, Kaylee Ann Long blessed this world,” states her mother Sheila. “She was born healthy and normal and was a much easier birth than her brother Rylan.” Kaylee progressed normally up until her nine month wellness checkup, when it was discovered that her growth had plateaued, which caused them concern. “We noticed…

Henry Walker

By Marc Palmer | March 14, 2019

Henry’s mother Leticia was at a routine 20-week ultrasound when her obstetrician informed her that she had abnormally low amount of amniotic fluid, and that her growing baby’s kidneys and bladder were significantly inflamed. She was quickly referred from her doctor’s office in Carbondale, IL to the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute at SSM Health…

Ben Smith

By Marc Palmer | March 14, 2019

When Benjamin was born in 2015 – six weeks early – his parents Kate and Clay were not prepared for the host of scary diagnoses that immediately followed. Ben has a clinical diagnosis of CHARGE Syndrome, a complex genetic syndrome that affects 1 in 10,000 children and often causes life-threatening birth defects. In Ben’s case,…

Luke Beck

By Marc Palmer | March 14, 2019

Luke Robert Beck is the 9-year-old son of Danny and Ronda Beck. He is the sixth of seven children in his family, having three brothers and three sisters. Luke started his journey at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon on May 19, 2017 at the age of 7, when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Luke’s…

Rylan Long

By Marc Palmer | March 13, 2019

Rylan Carter Long was born on October 20, 2009, healthy and as normal as could be, and all was well until he was two years old. Rylan had been sick, with a poor appetite, lethargic and wanting only to drink fluids. He would wake long enough to have his diaper changed and drink some juice,…

Micheal Vu - Cardinal Glennon kid

Micheal Vu Jr.

By kaicee | March 7, 2019

On July 27, 2016, Micheal Vu Jr. was born six weeks early. Unknown to his parents, Melissa and Micheal Vu, their son had multiple congenital anomalies. Micheal Jr. was born with a tethered cord, anal atresia, multiple cardiac defects, tracheoesophageal fistula, cleft palate, renal defects, a limb abnormality (his right hand does not have a…

Cardinal Glennon patient Lillian Wilson

Lillian Wilson

By david | February 8, 2019

Sarah Wilson, and her husband, Jeremy, dreamed of having another baby. After going through IVF and a miscarriage, they feared that dream may never come true, until they received a positive pregnancy test. When Sarah was 26 weeks pregnant, they learned that their unborn baby had a congenital heart defect. Upon recommendation from her obstetrician,…

Cardinal Glennon kid Lily Ward

Lily Elizabeth Ward

By david | January 10, 2019

“You never think it is going to happen to you. One day you’re sitting in the doctor’s office talking about what you’re going to make for dinner that night… The next minute the doctor comes in and is telling you that your baby will need open heart surgery after she is born.” This is how…

Lakynn Haver - Cardinal Glennon kid

Lakynn Haver

By david | November 16, 2018

Jennifer Haver remembers her pregnancy with daughter, Lakynn, now two years old, very vividly. In the early months, she was closely monitored by her obstetrician at SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital-Lake St. Louis for depression, anxiety, fatigue and tachycardia. Jennifer was placed on medication to address these symptoms and remained out of work for a…

Cardinal Glennon patient Aiden Milner as a baby

Aidan Milner

By david | October 18, 2018

Baby Aidan was born at 23 weeks gestation at St. Anthony’s Medical Center. It was an unexpected and unanticipated early arrival. After a few short days, Aidan was transferred to the NICU at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. He spent the next 70 days there, with what mother, Carla recalls as “so many ups…

Cardinal Glennon patient Lucas Simcox Powell

Lucas Simcox-Powell

By david | September 12, 2018

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Two years ago this month, in 2016, that month of national observance would not have meant anything to Tana Simcox. But fast forward to current day, and childhood cancer is her daily awareness with 5-year-old son, Lucas. In September 2016, Lucas began complaining of “belly pain.” Her son…

The Crystal Wagon Awards logo

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and Board of Governors Host Crystal Wagon Awards

By david | September 6, 2018

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation hosts The Crystal Wagon Awards and honors Jeanie Riddle, Diane Franklin, Damon Harbison, Dr. Robert Wilmott and Dan Dierdorf.

Fall/Winter 2018

By Marc Palmer | September 1, 2018
Jamierson Montgomery

Jamierson Montgomery

By david | August 8, 2018

“From a mother’s standpoint — and you know mothers have a biased opinion — I think he is doing great. I think the Lord aligned us with the right doctors and the right people at the right time. They are my family,” says Jamie Montgomery, the mother of 1-year-old Jamierson. Jamierson was born on August…

William Stephenson - Cardinal Glennon kid

William Stephenson

By david | July 9, 2018

Baby William Stephenson was born full term on April 22, 2016 at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital with his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck and body. Immediately after the delivery, William stopped breathing. William’s mother, Desirae recalled, “There was a lot activity going on. Doctors were working to get him breathing again and took…

Cardinal Glennon kid - Konnor Jones

Konnor Jones

By david | June 1, 2018

Tiffani Jones, a teaching assistant in the Illinois Special School District was expecting her first child, in early March, 2016. Unexpectedly, Tiffani contracted pneumonia in December 2015. Complications required her to be hospitalized for the remainder of her pregnancy at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital. Her illness lingered on and baby Konnor was born at…

Barrett Earnest at Cardinal Glennon

Barrett Earnest

By david | May 14, 2018

Barrett Earnest has a calm demeanor and contemplative eyes. In six short months of life, he has undergone 10 medical procedures to address a cleft lip and palate, a heart defect and lung problems. His family anticipates several more procedures to deal with other health issues before Barrett turns 5 years old. “I promised myself…

Epiphany of Our Lord All You Can Eat Breakfast – Sunday, May 20

By david | May 3, 2018

Join us for an all you can eat breakfast at Epiphany of Our Lord Church on May 20 to support Cardinal Glennon kids! Enjoy bacon and eggs, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, fruit and much more!

Cardinal Glennon patient Michael Ball

Michael Ball

By david | May 3, 2018

Eighteen years old. Eighteen years at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Now an adult patient, Michael Ball literally can’t remember a time – when the hospital, its people, or the disease that keeps him here – were not a part of his everyday life. Michael Ball was born March 30, 2000, one month premature.…

Family Fun Day at Ballpark Village – Saturday, April 28

By david | April 9, 2018

Join us at Ballpark Village for Family Fun Day – Carnival Style Family Festival. Enjoy entertainers, rides, inflatables, games, face painting and more! All ticket sales benefit SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Spring Boutique

Spring Boutique – Tuesday, April 24

By david | April 9, 2018

Join the Glennon Guild for the Spring Boutique on Tuesday, April 24 at Mungenast St. Louis Acura. This is your chance to shop at almost 20 St. Louis area vendors and win fabulous raffle prizes!

Spring/Summer 2018

By Marc Palmer | April 1, 2018
Cardinal Glennon patient Jack Naunheim

Jack Naunheim

By david | March 29, 2018

Jack Naunheim was born on New Year’s Day, 2014. His mother, Myrrah, recalls how much she tried to “control” having him born on New Year’s Eve….but despite her efforts…. Jack obviously had other plans. Now at age 4, Jack has shown his family that “life not going as planned” can provide a strength and appreciation…

Henry Walker at Cardinal Glennon

Henry Walker

By david | February 28, 2018

Henry’s mother Leticia was at a routine 20-week ultrasound when her obstetrician informed her that she had abnormally low amount of amniotic fluid, and that her growing baby’s kidneys AND bladder were significantly inflamed. She was quickly referred from her hometown doctor’s office in Carbondale, IL to the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute (FCI) at…

Fallon Schlautman

By Marc Palmer | February 26, 2018

January 31 has forever left an imprint on our lives. This day is significant on two different occasions. The first was the year of 2014, when most parents are excited at finding out what they are having at their 20-week ultrasound, we were given the news that our little girl had developed fetal hydrops and…

Michael Loness

By Marc Palmer | February 26, 2018

Shawn and I became a part of the Glennon family the day our first child Michael was born. I was on hospital bed rest for eight weeks prior to his delivery. When Michael was about 6 hours old, he was transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital…

Conner Walkenhorst

By Marc Palmer | February 26, 2018

Jennifer Walkenhorst sat at her 20-week ultrasound, puzzled and confused after witnessing the first technician leave the room after viewing what came up on the screen, followed by the second, who took a look, and then a third. She ached to know what had left everyone “quiet” about her baby Conner, but was only given…

Hannah and Hailey Schilly

Hannah and Hailey Schilly

By Marc Palmer | February 26, 2018

Hannah The Schilly family of Crystal City, MO has two amazing daughters – Hannah, who is the oldest (13 as of this story), and Hailey, age 11. Hailey has been a patient at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon since she was 18 months old. Parents Heather and Tom never thought that BOTH of their girls would…

GBR18 Runner DJ Adams

By Marc Palmer | February 26, 2018

GBR18 FAMILY SPONSOR: SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital has been the family’s second home since D.J. was born with a number of issues, including a cerebral hemorrhage, a perforated anus and scoliosis. His right leg ended below the knee. His major diagnosis was caudal regression syndrome — abnormal fetal development of the lower spine,…

Madison and Logan Luechtefeld

By Marc Palmer | February 26, 2018

My husband Ryan and I have three children. When Madison, our oldest, was 2 months old she began to drop weight dramatically and developed a strange cough. Our pediatrician sent us to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital for testing and that day we began our journey at our second home. Madison was diagnosed with…

Conner Walkenhorst

Conner Walkenhorst

By david | February 1, 2018

Jennifer Walkenhorst sat at her 20-week ultrasound, puzzled and confused after witnessing the first technician leave the room after viewing what came up on the screen, followed by the second who took a look, and then a third. She ached to know what had left everyone “quiet” about her baby Conner, but was only given…

Fat Friday Cajun Dinner – Friday, March 1

By david | January 29, 2018

Incarnate Word invites you to join their Fat Friday Cajun Dinner on Friday, February 9 at the Kent Center. Proceeds benefit the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Reagan Hageman

Reagan Hageman

By david | January 4, 2018

We found out we were pregnant in July of 2016. We had two other sons and eagerly awaited our 20-week ultrasound in October. We hadn’t done a gender reveal with either of our other children and had planned a football-themed reveal for after practice with our eldest son’s team (dad was a coach on the team).…

Cardinal Glennon patient Kevin Lowery

Kevin Lowery

By | November 20, 2017

The simple act of playing with a ball might not have been possible without the help of a special device that enables Kevin to breathe easier. Called neurally-adjusted ventilator assist, or NAVA, the system has a unique sensing mechanism that detects electrical activity in the diaphragm whenever a patient wants to take a breath and…

D.J. in the healing garden at Cardinal Glennon

D.J. Adams

By | November 20, 2017

Third-grader D.J. Adams is great at math. “He has won trophies and certificates in math. I don’t know where he gets that — his parents hate math!” says his mother, Andrea Dodd. But she knows the source of another of his outstanding traits. “He talks A LOT. He picks that up from me because I…

Michael Loness

Michael Loness

By jessica | November 14, 2017

Michael’s Superhero It was early in the morning so few people — or germs — were passing through the hospital’s atrium. Sarah Loness unbuckled Michael from his stroller and placed his feet on the floor. Spotting the water bubble sculpture across the room, he was off in a flash. Less than a month after a…

Caleigh Rae Jackson

By jessica | November 14, 2017

I learned at my 10-week ultrasound that my husband and I would be blessed with having twins. When I returned to the doctor’s office at 29 weeks, I laid on the table to receive a routine ultrasound. The ultrasound tech seemed a bit different and almost eerie in her silence while looking at the screen. She…

Cardinal Glennon patient Lily LaMartina

Lily LaMartina

By jessica | November 7, 2017

How are we so lucky? “Lots and lots of wonderful kids come into The Costas Center every day. Most of them are doing well and it is a really positive, upbeat place. Lily takes that up one or two notches,” says Christopher Hugge, MD, SLUCare physician of pediatric hematology/oncology at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s…

Operation Load a Truck – November 1 – December 13

By david | October 30, 2017

Join Travis Roofing Supply in the Operation Load a Truck toy drive for the kids at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital from November 1 – December 13. Please only new unwrapped toys.

Dewey’s Pizza Give Back Night – Monday, September 25

By david | September 19, 2017

Eat at any Dewey’s Pizza location around St. Louis on Monday, September 25 and show them this flyer so that 20% of your purchase will be donated to benefit Cardinal Glennon kids!

Fall/Winter 2017

By Marc Palmer | September 1, 2017

McAlister’s Deli Cookies for a Cause

By david | August 11, 2017

Stop in any participating St. Louis are McAlister’s Deli from August 14 – September 4 and buy a red sprinkle cookie to benefit Cardinal Glennon kids!

Aly Bauman

Aly Bauman

By | August 8, 2017

I never expected I’d have a child who needed more than me. Of course, no one ever does. My plan was to have baby number four, one we planned to the date, hoping to have a large family to share our love with. I expected the usual routine, bottles, diapers, sleepless nights. God had a…

Dine Out for Cardinal Glennon Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Dine Out for Glennon – Tuesday, September 11

By david | August 1, 2017

“Dine Out for Glennon” at any of the following restaurants on September 11, 2018 and a portion of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to benefit Cardinal Glennon kids. Your donation will make a profound impact on the patients and families the hospital serves each day.

GBR17 Runner – Blake Bahr

By Marc Palmer | July 22, 2017

GBR17 FAMILY SPONSOR: Blake’s journey with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital began at just 2 days old when he was transferred by ambulance and officially went into kidney failure. At 3 days old his dialysis catheter was surgically placed and we knew our son would need a lifesaving kidney transplant once he met the size and…

Identity Crisis – A Family-Friendly Comedy – July 21 – 22

By david | June 20, 2017

Identity Crisis is a family-friendly comedy play to benefit the kids at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Tickets are only $5, concessions and a raffle will also be available.

Cardinal Glennon patient Gage Dugan

Gage Dugan

By david | May 25, 2017

Seven-year-old Gage Dugan loves to play baseball on the Britton’s Bullpen team from Olney, IL. In December of 2012 Gage was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his shin bone and has been in remission since 2015. However, in 2014 he was diagnosed with cryopyrin-associated autoinflammatory syndrome, also known as CAPS, which makes him very susceptible to…

Brock Beins- Pattonville High Student

Brock Beins

By | May 23, 2017

It hurt and looked pretty bad after another wrestler fell on Brock Beins at practice, dislocating his elbow. “When you have a child who is injured, it is panic,” says Brock’s mother, Sandra. “Sam, the athletic trainer at Pattonville, told us to contact Katie at Cardinal Glennon SportsCare.” Brock, 17, is a senior at Pattonville…

Dru Hemmann

Dru Hemmann

By david | May 19, 2017

Ace-ing Her Recovery By all accounts, 14-year-old Dru Hemmann is “ace-ing” her recovery. The Perryville, MO teen has made a remarkable comeback following a traumatic injury and has returned to the sport she loves — competitive volleyball. Her family credits her comeback to an indomitable spirit and a fierce drive to succeed. While off-road riding…

"Super Thomas" and Uncle Joey

Super Thomas and Uncle Joey

By david | May 19, 2017

It was, unusually, a gloomy day on 4 North, where doctors and nurses faithfully maintain a cheerful atmosphere for patients undergoing inpatient treatments for cancer and blood diseases. “A nurse said he could feel that something wasn’t right,” says Carol Anne Lorenz. “Then someone told him, ‘Thomas Lorenz is up here — Joey’s nephew.’” Carol…

Anita Sue Gregorich Tranquility Garden at Cardinal Glennon

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital to unveil tranquility garden to be named after longtime nurse

By david | May 19, 2017

Space to offer area for rest and reflection for families and visitors ST. LOUIS (May 19, 2017) – SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation announced plans for the Anita Sue Gregorich Tranquility Healing Garden. With an expected June 12 opening, the space will provide a healing environment and comfort for families at SSM Health Cardinal…

Sun Run - Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Forest Park

Sun Run – Saturday, October 5

By david | April 21, 2017

Join us for the Sun Run 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, October 5 in Forest Park to benefit the kids at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Spring/Summer 2017

By Marc Palmer | April 1, 2017
Lilly Yank

Lilly Yank

By david | March 27, 2017

Expecting our third child, we were blessed that SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital was chosen for us to be our home away from home for our sweet miracle to come.  At 24 weeks, we were told by our OB GYN…a man we had come to love and trust, our baby girl had some sort…

Cardinal Glennon patient Mia Amerson

Mia Amerson

By david | March 27, 2017

Mia Amerson was only 2 months old when she was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia disease (SCD). Sickle cell anemia is an inherited condition in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout your body. In sickle cell anemia, the red blood cells become rigid, sticky and are shaped like…

Cardinal Glennon patient Blake Bahr

Blake Bahr

By david | March 27, 2017

Blake’s journey with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital began at just 2 days old when he was transferred by ambulance and officially went into kidney failure. At 3 days old his dialysis catheter was surgically placed and we knew our son would need a lifesaving kidney transplant once he met the size and age requirements. During…

Cardinal Glennon kid Kennedy Burger

Kennedy Burger

By david | March 21, 2017

“We were at Target trying on shoes.” That’s what Kennedy Burger remembers about the day her SSM Health Cardinal Glennon journey began. Her ankles and feet were so swollen that her local doctor sent her to be evaluated at the Dan Dierdorf Emergency & Trauma Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. There, SLUCare…

Operation Kidsafe Children Protection Event – Saturday, April 15

By david | March 14, 2017

Come out to George Weber Chevrolet in Columbia, IL on Saturday, April 15 for Operation Kidsafe – a community event offering free Child Safety Kits that include digital fingerprinting and photo capturing for the parents. Your child can also get their photo taken with the Easter Bunny!

Glennon Style - Fashion Show, Boutique and Luncheon Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The Chase Park Plaza

Glennon Guild Continues the Tradition of Helping Kids with Glennon Style, 38th Annual Fashion Show, Boutique and Luncheon

By david | March 8, 2017

Event will benefit inpatient and outpatient cancer services in The Costas Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
 ST. LOUIS (March 8, 2017) – SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and the Glennon Guild will hold the 38th Annual Fashion Show, Boutique and Luncheon – Glennon Style, on Thursday, April 20 at The Chase…

GBR17 Runner Thomas Lorenz

By Marc Palmer | February 22, 2017

GBR17 FAMILY SPONSOR: For the first three and a half years of his life, Thomas Lorenz appeared to be a typical young boy, attending pre-school with his friends, inventing new games to play, running up and down the street in front of his house, and snuggling up with his brother and sister for a movie.…

GBR17 Runner Lilly Yank

By Marc Palmer | February 22, 2017

GBR17 FAMILY SPONSOR: Expecting our third child, we were blessed that SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital was chosen for us to be our home away from home for our sweet miracle to come.  At 24 weeks, we were told by our OB GYN…a man we had come to love and trust, our baby girl…

GBR17 Runner Mia Amerson

By Marc Palmer | February 22, 2017

GBR17 FAMILY SPONSOR: Mia Amerson was only 2 months old when she was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia disease (SCD). Sickle cell anemia is an inherited condition in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout your body. In sickle cell anemia, the red blood cells become rigid, sticky and…

GBR17 Runner Kennedy Burger

By Marc Palmer | February 22, 2017

GBR17 FAMILY SPONSOR: Kennedy is a sweet, bright and funny 7-year-old girl. In March of 2015, Kennedy was taken to the emergency room with extremely swollen ankles and feet. She was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome, where high levels of protein are found in the urine. It is a definite sign that something is wrong with…

2019 Cardinal Glennon Events Calendar

2019 Glennon Event Calendar

By david | February 7, 2017

The 2019 calendar of events for SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation has been announced! Check out all our upcoming dates so you can mark your calendar for more ways to support Cardinal Glennon kids!

2017 Glennon Card - October 20-29

2017 Glennon Card shopping dates to be held October 20 – 29

By david | February 3, 2017

Retail shopping program benefits SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital ST. LOUIS, MO (February 2, 2017) – SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and the Glennon Guild announced today that the 2017 Glennon Card shopping days will be held October 20 through October 29. Throughout this 10-day shopping period, shoppers who purchase a Glennon Card…

Matt Holliday announces Matt Carpenter as new chairman of Homers for Health at Holliday’s Heroes dinner

By david | January 17, 2017

Program has raised more than $3.7 million for SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in five years ST. LOUIS, MO (January 17, 2017) – At Monday’s annual Holliday’s Heroes dinner at the Ritz-Carlton, celebrating the highest donors and sponsors for Homers for Health, Matt Holliday announced that Matt Carpenter would fulfill his role as Chairman…

Taste for Glennon – Saturday, January 20

By david | December 14, 2016

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Thank you for supporting Taste for Glennon at Third Degree Glass Factory to benefit the Children’s Fund at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital to address the immediate needs of the hospital. Enjoy the event photos below. SUN SPONSORS: HEALING SPONSOR: SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Cardianl Glennon kid Alec Ingram

Alec Ingram

By david | December 2, 2016

“This is something that you never think is going to happen to you. You wish you didn’t have to go through these things, but you do and we have been blessed with all of things that have been given to Alec at Cardinal Glennon,” says Jennifer Ingram of Washington, MO. In May 2015 Alec Ingram,…

Madison Harbison - Cardinal Glennon kid

Madison Harbison

By david | November 22, 2016

“Upset tummies are childhood rites of passage. Abdominal pain, constipation, vomiting and diarrhea bring many children to SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital,” says Jeffrey Teckman, MD, director of gastroenterology and hepatology. “Within those common complaints are a hundred possible causes. What we do is be sure it is not something rare or dangerous,” says…

Brave Books Drive – Until Jan. 2, 2017

By david | October 25, 2016

The Bahr family invites you to support children in need by participating in their book drive to benefit the dialysis center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, a center that has made a tremendous difference in their lives.

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and Board of Governors Host Crystal Wagon Awards

By david | October 14, 2016

Missouri State Senator Eric Schmitt, Missouri State Representatives Sue Allen and Marsha Haefner, Illinois State Representative Jerry Costello II and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon employee Donna Regan are 2016 honorees ST. LOUIS, MO (October 14, 2016) – SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and Board of Governors honored five individuals with their most prestigious award,…

St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund awards SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation $49,965

By Marc Palmer | September 8, 2016

ST. LOUIS, MO (September 8, 2016) – SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation has received a $49,965 award from the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund, a taxpayer supported fund, as part of the Innovation Cycle. The Innovation Cycle identified inventive programs that developed new models and standards of practice in behavioral health. Children with…

Fall/Winter 2016

By Marc Palmer | September 1, 2016
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Cowboys for Kiddos – Saturday, September 16

By david | August 10, 2016

Champions for Children cordially invites you to Cowboys for Kiddos! Strap on your boots and join us for a night of live music, dancing, food and drinks at Kraus Farms Equestrian Center. All proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis.

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Little Miracles 5k – Saturday, October 15

By david | August 10, 2016

North Park 2400 County Park Dr. Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 Support Children’s Miracle Hospitals of Greater St. Louis at this fun super hero themed 5k run/walk for all ages and abilities. Adults are $35, youth ages 9-17 are $25 and 8 years or younger are free (does not include a t-shirt). Start time is 9…

#MiracleTreatDay - Thursday, July 27

Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day – Thursday, July 27

By david | July 22, 2016

Save the date! July 27 is ‪#‎MiracleTreatDay at participating Dairy Queen locations. $1 or more of every Blizzard® Treat sold will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis. See you at DQ!

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CMN Ace Bucket Day – August 4 & 5

By david | July 22, 2016

On August 4 and 5, head to Ace Hardware to donate $5 for a limited-edition five gallon bucket and receive 20% off everything that fits inside it. 100% of your donation will benefit your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital – including SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital!

Panera Bread Fundraising Night – Thursday, July 28

By david | July 19, 2016

Stop in a participating Panera Bread location for a fundraising night to support Homers for Health and K’s for kids. You must present a hard or digital copy of the flyer upon placing your order and 15% of your purchase proceeds will benefit the kids at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Kohl’s donates $183,808 to support Kohl’s for Kids safety program at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

By david | July 19, 2016

ST. LOUIS, MO (July 19, 2016) – Kohl’s has donated SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital a grant of $183,808 to support the Kohl’s 4 Kids program, which helps to reduce childhood injury by providing car seat and bike helmet safety education. Kohl’s 4 Kids enables local families to have their own car seats fitted by…

Glennon Gallop Photos

By david | July 14, 2016

2015 Photo Gallery

Business Casualty – Friday and Saturday, July 15-16

By david | June 23, 2016

Enjoy the family-friendly play Business Casualty at the Sunset Hills Community Center Gymnasium Friday and Saturday, July 15-16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and proceeds benefit SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Ambassador Choice Awards - Thursday, July 26, 2018

Ambassador Choice Awards – Thursday, July 26

By david | June 8, 2016

Please join us for the 2018 Ambassador Choice Awards Thursday, July 26, 2018 in the Joseph Shulte Theatre at Saint Louis University High School to help recognize our caregivers in the most public way possible.

Glennon Glow – Saturday, November 16

By david | May 31, 2016

Join us for Glennon Glow – Saturday, November 16, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis! Sponsorships and tickets are available and all proceeds benefit inpatient and outpatient cancer services in The Costas Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

D.J. Lampert

D.J. Lampert

By savannah | May 28, 2016

Although he first appeared quite healthy to his parents when he was born, D.J.’s health started to go awry when he was only a few months old and his skin turned yellow. His parents were soon told that their son was born with a condition called biliary atresia, a rare disorder that left him without…

Ryan Smith with "second mom" Julie Keeley

Ryan Smith

By savannah | May 28, 2016

Ryan, born in Jamaica with complex congenital heart disease, struggled to breathe almost since the day he was born. “I remember when I was 4 or 5 years old that I couldn’t walk from one room to the next. I would have to fall to the floor to catch my breath.” Unknown to his family…

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Patient Elsa Weimerslage

Elsa Wiemerslage

By savannah | May 28, 2016

Last October, Elsa Wiemerslage suddenly became devastatingly nauseous with a fever. Her pediatrician sent her directly to the Dan Dierdorf Emergency and Trauma Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon. Christopher Hugge, MD, a Costas Center oncologist, spent the night beside Elsa, initiating treatment in the pediatric intensive care unit as tests were ordered to pinpoint…

Scoops of Fun

Development Board to host Scoops of Fun ice cream and treat social at The Magic House May 21

By david | May 11, 2016

Family event benefits the STARS program at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital ST. LOUIS (May 11, 2016) –SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation announced today that the Development Board, made up of young professional volunteers, will host the annual Scoops of Fun event on Saturday, May 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The…

Homers for Health Game Shows – Thursday, June 16

By david | April 28, 2016

Join us for the third annual Homers for Health Game Shows Thursday, June 16 at Ballpark Village. Watch your favorite Cardinals play hilarious game shows in front of thousands of fans!

Miracle Mixer – Wednesday, May 4

By david | April 28, 2016

Stop by Chico’s and Talbots in The Shops at Clarkson Corner Courtyard in Chesterfield Wednesday, May 4 for a shopping and wine tasting event to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis.

St. Louis Cardinals wives host third annual Homers for Health Game Shows June 16 at Ballpark Village

By david | April 18, 2016

Tickets on Sale Friday, April 22 at 8 a.m. ST. LOUIS, MO (April 18, 2016) – The St. Louis Cardinals wives announced today that they are once again hosting the Homers for Health Game Shows, presented by Laclede Gas and Fox Sports Midwest. The third annual event – to be held Thursday, June 16 at…

Summer Kickoff Party – Thursday, May 18

By david | April 13, 2016

Join Dave Baker and Brian Scheidegger for the 8th annual Summer Kickoff Party Thursday, May 18 at The Quintessential’s Rooftop Bar from 6-10 pm.

Rae of Sunshine Foundation Trivia Night – Saturday, April 30

By david | April 1, 2016

Join us for the Rae of Sunshine Foundation trivia night Saturday, April 30, 2016. All proceeds benefit Plastics and Neurosurgery at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Spring/Summer 2016

By Marc Palmer | April 1, 2016

Collette Travel Fundraiser – Tuesday, April 26

By david | March 23, 2016

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital presents Rome & the Amalfi Coast Join us for a webinar on April 26, 2016 at 7:00 PM CDT It is time to go beyond the brochure. Join SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital for an entertaining online travel presentation. Discover the people and places that make our tours…

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Children’s Miracle Network 19th Annual Radiothon – Friday, April 1

By david | March 8, 2016

Tune in to 550 KTRS for the 19th annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Radiothon on Friday, April 1st. Become a Miracle Maker and help make a difference for local hospitalized kids. Donate online by clicking the “Donate Now” button at the top of the page. Since 1997, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon event has been…

Matt Holliday announces fifth year of Homers for Health and K’s for Kids

By david | March 6, 2016

Home run and strikeout program benefits SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital JUPITER, FL (March 6, 2016) – St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday announced the kickoff of his 2016 Homers for Health and K’s for Kids program today, benefiting patients and families of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Holliday is joined again…

Gracie West – Game Ball Relay Runner (GBR16)

By Marc Palmer | February 18, 2016

We are the proud parents of Amazing Gracie Lynn West, an incredible little warrior that is defying the odds. When we were at six months in our pregnancy, Gracie was diagnosed with a genetic disease called trisomy 18, and we were told we would never meet her. Gracie was born on December 5, 2014, with…

Save 20% with the Glennon Card October 21 - October 30, 2016 to benefit SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.

2016 Glennon Card shopping dates to be held October 21 – 30

By david | February 17, 2016

Retail shopping program benefits SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital ST. LOUIS, MO (February 17, 2016) – SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and the Glennon Guild announced today that the 2016 Glennon Card shopping days will be held October 21 through October 30. Throughout this 10-day shopping period, shoppers who purchase a Glennon Card…

Luke Ryker – Game Ball Relay (GBR16) Runner

By Marc Palmer | February 16, 2016

We are the Ryker family, and we have come all the way from Oklahoma to receive the exceptional health care provided by SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Our only son Luke was born with a congenital heart defect – an abnormality present at birth affecting 40,000 babies in the United States. After three heart surgeries…

Alejandro Rivas – Game Ball Relay (GBR16) Runner

By Marc Palmer | February 16, 2016

You never expect to be chasing a helicopter from Cape Girardeau to St. Louis at 2 in the morning with your son holding on for dear life inside of it, but that is what we unfortunately had to experience on December 5, 2015. Our 16 year old baby boy, the youngest of 6 children was…

Evie Morgan – Game Ball Relay (GBR16) Runner

By Marc Palmer | February 16, 2016

Evie was diagnosed with a severe form of spina bifida (a defect in which the bones of the spine do not completely form, leaving exposed nerves and spinal cord) during a routine ultrasound. Further evaluation found she had also developed hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain), as a side effect of spina bifida. We were referred…

Caleigh Jackson – Game Ball Relay (GBR16) Runner

By Marc Palmer | February 16, 2016

I learned at my 10-week ultrasound that my husband and I would be blessed with having twins. When I returned to the doctor’s office at 29 weeks, I laid on the table to receive a routine ultrasound. The ultrasound tech seemed a bit different and almost eerie in her silence while looking at the screen. She…

Alec Ingram – Game Ball Relay Runner (GBR16)

By Marc Palmer | February 16, 2016

On April 11, 2015 our active fourth grader Alec broke his arm in the backyard on the trampoline. We had no idea what was in store for us. Before that day he loved playing sports and just being outdoors. He was counting down the days until he could play basketball on the school team. At…

Champions Against Cancer Night at Barron Gymnastics – Saturday, March 5

By david | February 15, 2016

Join us at Barron Gymnastics for Champions Against Cancer Night. All Proceeds benefit The Costas Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Team Noah Trivia Night – Friday, March 17

By david | February 3, 2016

Join us for the Team Noah Trivia Night Friday, March 17 at the Holiday Inn on Watson Road. Proceeds benefit the Footprints program at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Kendra Gives Back Party – Thursday, January 28

By david | January 22, 2016

You’re invited to a Kendra Gives Back party! 20% of sales benefit Heart and Soul and the Dorothy and Larry Dallas Heart Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Wendy’s Bonus Bucks Program – December 4-19

By david | December 10, 2015

Wendy’s Bonus Bucks Program is back! Visit the Wendy’s location in High Ridge, MO December 4-19 and present the below voucher and 15% of your purchase will benefit the kids at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. The Wendy’s location in High Ridge, MO (2709 Ridge Point Drive) is the only participating location and is…

Chance Wunderle

By david | December 1, 2015

Chance Wunderle, again, had been asking for it. “He always wants to play,” says the tickler, Kelly Kiel, R.N., a nurse who has been taking care of Chance through the summer and fall. “He’s everyone’s friend. He hugs everyone. He is in and out of all the other kids’ rooms asking them if they want…

Blue Daos Motorcycle Club Trivia Night – Saturday, March 5

By kgrant | November 30, 2015

Blue Daos Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club is hosting a Trivia Night to benefit the GlennonKids Safety Program at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital! Come join us for a fun 10 round, 10 question game of Trivia. Tables are $140 with 10 people per table. Guests are welcome to bring their own alcohol and snacks.…

Donate to Purchase Books from Usborne – Ends Monday, December 7

By kgrant | November 30, 2015

Join the fundraiser through YouCaring.com to purchase books for the kids at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. All proceeds will be used to purchase books from Usborne Books & More. Usborne will donate all shipping costs and match 50% of all the gifts made. The last day to donate is Monday, December 7, 2015.…

Pizza with a Purpose – Sunday, December 13

By kgrant | November 30, 2015

Click the image below to download the flyer.

Hollyberry Christmas Gifts That Give Back

By kgrant | November 30, 2015

Hollyberry Baking is back to support the kids at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital! 15% of every order of limited-edition Gift That Gives Back holiday corporate gift boxes will be donated. This box include decadent treats like Cocoa Bliss, White Chocolate Snowflake Pretzels, Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake and MORE! Click HERE to visit their…

TTTS Awareness at the St. Louis Blues – October 24 – April 4

By kgrant | November 30, 2015

Buy a Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Awareness ticket to select St. Louis Blues games and $5 will benefit the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Visit stlouisblues.com/TTTS and use promo code TTTS. Click HERE to download the form.

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Heart and Soul – Saturday, February 1, 2020

By kgrant | November 30, 2015

Join us for a night out to celebrate Heart month benefiting the children and families served by the Dorothy and Larry Dallas Heart Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital!

Fall/Winter 2015

By Marc Palmer | September 1, 2015

2015 Glennon Card shopping dates to be held October 23 – November 1

By david | April 28, 2015

Retail shopping program benefits patients at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center     ST. LOUIS, MO (April 28, 2015) – The Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and the Glennon Guild announced today that the 2015 Glennon Card shopping days will be held October 23 through November 1. Throughout this 10-day shopping period, shoppers who purchase…

Spring/Summer 2015

By Marc Palmer | April 1, 2015

MARTIN SHORT TO JOIN DIANA ROSS AT BOB COSTAS EVENT TO BENEFIT CANCER CENTER

By david | March 25, 2015

ST. LOUIS – Comedian Martin Short has been added as the special guest on the Diana Ross show at the 26th Annual Bob Costas Benefit for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center on Saturday, May 23, at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre. A celebrated comedian and actor, Short has won fans and accolades in…

Black Sheep Golf Tournament – May 18

By david | March 22, 2015

The Black Sheep Foundation Charity Golf Tournament 2015 Benefiting the Footprints Program at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center Monday, May 18, 2015 | Far Oaks Golf Club, 419 Old Collinsville Road, Caseyville, IL 62232

Diana Ross to headline Bob Costas Event to benefit cancer center

By david | March 9, 2015

Saturday, May 23, at the Fox Theatre; Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available! ST. LOUIS – The legendary Diana Ross will headline the 26th Annual Bob Costas Benefit for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center on Saturday, May 23, at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre. Diana Ross has had a profound influence on American popular culture…

Matt Holliday and Adam Wainwright announce new Homers for Health co-chairs

By david | March 6, 2015

JUPITER, FL (March 5, 2015) – St. Louis Cardinals Matt Holliday and Adam Wainwright announced their new co-chairs of the Homers for Health and K’s for Kids program for 2015. Holliday will be “going to the Matt’s” this year with his new co-chairs on the hitter’s side, first baseman Matt Adams and third basemen Matt…

Bob Costas Benefit – May 23

By david | February 16, 2015

[slider_pro id=”4″] 26th Annual Bob Costas Benefit Saturday, May 23, 2015 Grand Center, Fox Theatre Dinner starting at 5:30 pm | Performance at 8pm Featuring Performances by Diana Ross and Martin Short Diana Ross has had a profound influence on American popular culture and has become an icon in the entertainment industry. She is an…

Ballwin Days “Pretty Baby Contest” – June 5-7

By david | February 15, 2015

Support the kids at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center by participating in the 35th Annual “Pretty Baby” Contest at Ballwin Days from June 5 – 7, 2015 in Vlasis Park at Ballwin Days!

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Scoops of Fun – Saturday, April 18, 2020

By david | February 15, 2015

Join us for Scoops of Fun at the Magic House on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 6 – 8:30 pm. Proceeds benefit the kids at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital.

Fit Flavors 2nd Annual Charity Car Show – June 14

By david | February 14, 2015

Fit-Flavors is proud to host their 2nd Annual Charity Car Show Sunday, June 14 at their Flagship store in Chesterfield – 14842 Clayton Road (Corner of Baxter & Clayton Rd.)!

LoneRiders Annual Charity Poker Run – June 27

By david | February 14, 2015

Join us for the 5th Annual Charity Poker Run at St. Charles Harley Davidson.

Miracle Treat Day – July 30

By david | February 13, 2015

Visit any participating Dairy Queen on Miracle Treat Day – Thursday, July 30 and $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Visit miracletreatday.com for details.

Dine Out to Fight Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome – July 11

By david | February 13, 2015

Join us at Blueberry Hill Saturday, July 11 from 5-10 p.m. 20% of your total bill will benefit the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center if you present the below flyer.

White Haute Night Out – August 19

By david | February 13, 2015

Join us for a “White Haute Night Out” – an exclusive trunk show featuring the best Glennon Gallop white and khaki attire. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and fine wines provided by Fit-Flavors and A. Bommarito Wines.

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Glennon Golf Classic – Friday, September 11, 2020

By david | February 11, 2015

Join us at the annual Glennon Golf Classic on Friday, September 6, 2019! This three-person golf scramble is held every year at the Columbia Golf Course in Columbia, IL.

2015 Ladue News Show House – October 10 – 25

By david | February 10, 2015

The fifth annual Ladue News Show House returns with a grand estate in the heart of Ladue benefiting Cardinal Glennon.

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Glennon Gallop – Saturday, September 19, 2020

By david | February 10, 2015

Hosted by the St. Louis Polo Club and the doctors of Danis Pediatric Center, hundreds will gather at Kräftig Polo Club in Defiance, MO on Saturday, September 19, 2020 for the Glennon Gallop!

15th Annual Tee Off For Kids – September 12

By david | February 10, 2015

Click Here to download the Brochure. Saturday, September 12, 2015 Missouri Bluffs Golf Club 18 Research Park Circle St. Charles, MO 63304 Registration – 11:30 a.m. Lunch – 12:00 p.m. Shotgun Start – 1:00 p.m. Wine and Cheese party/silent auction reopens – 6:00 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Verbal Auction & Awards – 6:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit SSM…

John Thomas NKH Foundation Golf Classic – September 18

By david | February 10, 2015

Join us for the 4th Annual John Thomas NKH Foundation Golf Classic at Wolf Hollow Golf Club on September 18, 2015. Registration is at 11:00 a.m. and Tee Time is 12:30 p.m. A portion of the proceeds benefit research and programs at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Click HERE to download the golf brochure.…

Kozeny-Wagner Charity Golf Tournament – September 26

By david | February 10, 2015

2015 Charitity Fundraiser Saturday – September 26, 2015 Format: Four Person Scramble Shotgun Start (Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Teams Welcome) All Inclusive (Locker Room Use, Putting Green Practice, Driving Range Practice, Buffet Lunch, Golf Cart, Skins, 18 Holes of Golf, Course Refreshments, Contests & Prizes, Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction) Program: 11:30 am Registration/Lunch 1:00…

Rae of Sunshine 5k Run/Walk – Saturday, September 23

By david | February 10, 2015

Join the Rae of Sunshine Foundation for a 5k Run/Walk Saturday, September 23 at Spanish Lake Park. Proceeds benefit plastic surgery and craniofacial services at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

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Glennon Style – Friday, April 24, 2020

By david | February 9, 2015

The Glennon Guild cordially invites you to join them for Glennon Style at the Ritz-Carlton on Friday, April 24, 2020.

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Dierdorf-Pronger Golf Classic – Monday, October 12, 2020

By david | February 8, 2015

The Dierdorf Pronger Golf Classic is now in its 34th year and continues to benefit the Dan Dierdorf Emergency & Trauma Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. NFL Football Hall of Famer Dan Dierdorf teams up with NHL Hall of Famer Chris Pronger to host this tournament every year.

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center loses a champion for kids with Jason Motte’s move to the Chicago Cubs

By david | December 16, 2014

ST. LOUIS (December 16, 2014) – Doctors, nurses, patients and caregivers at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center are saddened to learn about the departure of a fan favorite leaving the St. Louis Cardinals. News of Jason Motte’s move to the Chicago Cubs spread quickly today through the medical center as the right handed pitcher…

Hollyberry Christmas Gifts That Give Back

By david | November 4, 2014

Hollyberry Baking is back to support the kids at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center! 15% of every order of 10 or more limited-edition Gift That Gives Back holiday corporate gift boxes will be donated. These boxes include decadent treats like S’more Stuff’d Cocoa Bliss Cookies, Salted Caramel Stuff’d Dave’s Double Chip Cookies, Chocolate-Dipped Toffee…

Mary McDermott 3rd Grade Basketball Tournament – December 27-29

By david | November 1, 2014

Join us for the 11th Annual Mary McDermott 3rd Grade Basketball Tournament at Church of the Immacolata in Richmond Heights – December 27, 28 and 29.

Cardinal Glennon Art Pull – November 21

By david | October 23, 2014

Thanks for joining us on November 21 for the 2014 Art Pull to benefit the kids at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Gallery 618 7513 Forsyth Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 (click here for map) Here’s how it works: Purchase your VIP art pull ticket for $150 When you arrive at the gallery, you…

NLDS home runs by Carpenter, Holliday and Adams result in $500 contribution from another Matt

By david | October 8, 2014

St. Louis Chef Mathew Unger challenges Cardinals fans and area businesses to match his gift to SSM Cardinal Glennon ST. LOUIS, MO (Oct. 8, 2014) – Mathew’s Kitchen is donating $100 to Homers for Health for every home run hit by a St. Louis Cardinal named Matt during the post-season and Chef Mathew Unger is…

Glennon Guild continues tradition of helping kids with their 36th annual fashion show, boutique and luncheon

By david | September 26, 2014

ST. LOUIS (Sept. 26, 2014) – The Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and the Glennon Guild proudly present the 36th Annual Fashion Show, Boutique and Luncheon. The event, presented by Fifth Third Bank, will be held Friday, October 17 at St. Louis Union Station, a new location for the annual fundraiser. Through the generosity of Jiggs…

Fall/Winter 2014

By Marc Palmer | September 1, 2014

World renowned polo player Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras to compete at Glennon Gallop

By david | August 13, 2014

ST. LOUIS (August 13, 2014) – The Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation announced today that Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras will compete at this year’s Glennon Gallop to be held Saturday, September 13 at Kräftig Polo Club in Defiance, Mo. This white hot event, presented by Fifth Third Bank, brings another year of partnership with the St. Louis…

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center will miss Allen Craig

By david | July 31, 2014

ST. LOUIS (July 31, 2014) – News of Allen Craig’s trade to the Boston Red Sox swept through the halls of SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center today as patients, employees and families discovered he will no longer be in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform. Craig joined the medical center’s Homers for Health program in…

Kids’ Kabaret: A Broadway Inspired Benefit

By david | July 18, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014 Ivory Theatre, 7620 Michigan Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63111 Doors open at 7 p.m. | Event starts at 7:30 p.m.

Macy’s Glam Pass

By david | July 17, 2014

This summer, July 14 – August 12 Macy’s will once again activate the Glam Pass in-store savings pass campaign in partnership with their annual fashion show charity event, Macy’s Glamorama – Fashion Rocks. $5 from each Glam Pass sold in the St. Louis market benefits SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. In return for buying…

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of Greater St. Louis

Miracle Treat Day – August 14

By david | July 16, 2014

Support the ninth annual Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day, when $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, including SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.

14th Annual Ride for Rocky – August 23

By david | July 15, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014 Starts at Have Bible Will Travel, 1745 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO For more information, contact: Have Bible Will Travel at 314-567-6007 or office@hbwt.org Sign-up from 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Ride starts at 11 a.m. The family of Raquel Rose Rankin host this annual fundraiser around Raquel’s birthday every year in her…

Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation Appoints New Executive Director

By david | July 10, 2014

July 1, 2014 (ST. LOUIS) – One of the fastest growing and successful philanthropic organizations in St. Louis is continuing to recruit top non-profit leaders to their team. The Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation recently named Sandy Koller as their new executive director. Koller comes to the top fundraising SSM Health Care foundation after serving the…

Hailey Farmer

By david | June 27, 2014

Hailey Starts on Her Letters and Numbers Hailey Farmer spent last summer looking forward to the start of “kinnnnderrrgarten,” as she pronounces it, where she will learn “letters, numbers, add, subtract, all that kind of stuff.” The energetic five-year-old also hopes to practice basketball. This fall brought a pleasant stretch of road into Hailey’s life,…

Hope Seymour

By david | June 27, 2014

“We fell in love with the cardiology staff from the moment we walked in the door,” said Brooke, Hope’s mother. Hope’s journey at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital began in June of 2009, where the family went for a second opinion on their six-week-old daughter’s heart condition. “We fell in love with the cardiology…

Christopher Armstrong

By david | June 27, 2014

In April 2002, my eyes started to do tricks, as I called it when I was only 3 years old. What I didn’t know then was that this would start me on a journey that would be the best and worst adventure of my life. Here is the story of me, Christopher Armstrong, 12 ½…

Brad Gould

By david | June 27, 2014

Brad Was Fortunate “to Live Near a Hospital like Glennon” Brad Gould is 24 and one of the oldest patients visiting SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. He was born with phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare and potentially devastating genetic disease that prevents his body from processing protein, a component of many common foods. Brad exemplifies…

Gracie Greenhoff

By david | June 27, 2014

Gracie, the child of a thousand faces Sometimes a patient cheers up the doctor and nurses. Gracie Greenhoff, for example, is not yet two years old. She has born with kidney disease that requires repeated visits to the hospital. For months she underwent kidney dialysis at home each night until she received a kidney transplant…

Lauren Lee

By david | June 27, 2014

A Christmas Lauren Will Never Forget Three days before Christmas of 2010, 12-year-old Lauren Lee was wishing for two things – to find an iPod Touch under her tree and to feel better. “She looked pale, anemic,” said her father, Jim Lee. “That was the clue something was wrong.” Rachel Tarr, a physician assistant at…

Isaiah Parrish

By david | June 27, 2014

Isaiah Can Do Anything “Within the first week of getting his permanent prosthesis, Isaiah was right in there doing everything the other kids were doing. Pretty much anything he tries to do, he gets it done,” said his mother, Brandy Parson. Isaiah Parrish was four years old when he arrived at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s…