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…

Cathryn King

By david | June 27, 2014

Cathryn King Has Come a Long Way “Porphyria has been described as one of those things you learn about in medical school but don’t expect to see in your hospital. Then there she was,” said Alma Bicknese, M.D. Cathryn King, then 16 years old, came to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center on June 28,…

Nicole Giamanco

By david | June 27, 2014

Patient returns as medical student Nicole Giamanco, a third-year Saint Louis University medical student, was approaching the end of a two-week rotation in pediatric plastic surgery at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. By coincidence, it was January 25 — the tenth anniversary of her first admission to the very same hospital as a 14-year-old…

Michael Grelle

By david | June 27, 2014

“I see courage every day” Michael Grelle’s basketball team, the St. Louis Junior Rolling Rams, qualified for its national championship tournament in Seattle last winter. The Rams came home ranked 14th in the country. One of the fans in attendance was Louisa (Lou) Salvin, R.N., a clinical nurse in pediatric urology who has cared for…

Jessica Hahn

By david | June 27, 2014

Now Jessica Wants to Help Others “Somebody from oncology sat me down in one of those rooms. They brought all of my family in. Being eight years old, I knew something was up. The second they said the word ‘cancer,’ I saw everyone gasp and go into tears. I’d never heard the word before. I…

Kenisha White

By david | June 27, 2014

“It’s good to be normal!” Hot wings! Pepperoni pizza! “It is just awesome. I remember when I couldn’t open my mouth. I just had to eat stuff I could fit through that little hole between my teeth. It is just wonderful to open my mouth and push a spoon in there,” said Kenisha White, now…

Lindsey Meglio

By david | June 27, 2014

Cancer Brought Lindsey to Glennon, Remission and Broadcasting “I have met a lot of neat people because of Glennon, and it has changed my life. Who knows where I would be right now if I didn’t have cancer?” asked Lindsey Meglio just a few days before her 23rd birthday. That evening she returned to Chicago,…

Woodler Decormier

By david | June 27, 2014

“A lot of people put together a lot of pieces” Woodler Decormier, an outgoing Haitian boy with a crippling spinal disease, had a way of finding doctors and nurses who were visiting from Cardinal Glennon. Following the devastating earthquake that struck southern Haiti in January, thousands of American relief workers, including members of the Glennon…

Theo Spiller

By david | June 27, 2014

Theo and Justin Theo Spiller’s family moved from Colorado to Troy, Illinois, last year. The first friend he made at his new high school was Justin Swift. Both played football and just hit it off. “He’s real cool,” Theo said. “We both love football and have been best friends since.” At the end of the…

Christian Niswonger

By david | June 27, 2014

“You hear so many stories about 16- and 17-year-olds who were perfectly fine, who were athletes and then collapsed. That is what they told us could happen to Christian. Her lifespan would be 16 to 17 years,” said Victoria Babu, recalling the day her newborn daughter was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. Babu and her…

Caleb Ortbals

By david | June 27, 2014

The joy of Caleb Ortbals’ birth suddenly dimmed. He inhaled blood before he could exit the womb and entered the world with a perforated lung. Through the fog of anesthesia, his mother vaguely remembers seeing two women in jumpsuits enter the room, rolling a Plexiglas incubator.They were a transport team from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon…

Spencer Wells

By david | June 27, 2014

Weight Management Program Gives Spencer a New Life. On and Off the Field Spencer Wells entered adolescence as a typical “couch kid,” one of the estimated 12.5 million overweight American children and teens. “I was lazy pretty much of the time. Didn’t really do anything,” he recalls. His weight and lifestyle affected many aspects of…

Billy Naliborski

By david | June 27, 2014

“We will forever hold a special place for the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Without them, we wouldn’t have our son,” said Julie, Billy’s mother. When the Naliborski’s went for their 18th week ultrasound the doctors found out there was a cystic, or solid, mass of nonfunctioning tissue…

Sophia Goodrich

By david | June 27, 2014

“Donors provide financial assistance to help cover the costs of the cleft lip and palate care for families who do not have sufficient resources” Sophia Goodrich was born with a cleft lip and palate. The clefts produced wide gaps in her upper lip, nose and roof of her mouth. “Her pediatrician recommended we go to…

Bryson May and an audiologist at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon

Bryson May

By david | June 27, 2014

Bryson May has been a Cardinal Glennon Kid since his birth in 2007. He was born prematurely, weighing just less than 2 pounds, and spent seven months in neonatal intensive care. He underwent heart surgery and had difficulty breathing because his lungs were very small and he contracted pneumonia. The complications of his extreme prematurity…

The Gibson Twins

By david | June 27, 2014

“The Foundation has continued to supply the NICU with acquisitions of state-of-the-art imaging equipment, surgical devices and new furniture, thanks to more than $320,000 in donations from community events, grateful families and generous donors.” Amelia is a blonde who was born in Illinois. Audrey, a brunette, was born five days later in Missouri. The girls…

Rocky Manno

By david | June 27, 2014

When Rocky Manno came home after 11 days at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Jimmy and Kelly Manno were nervous. The first-time parents had spent only one night at home with their infant son before he required admission to the hospital for jaundice and was quickly moved to intensive care with seizures due to…

Alexa Valerio

By david | June 27, 2014

Call it instinct, a mother’s love, or desperation, but when Ana Lisbeth Valerio learned that 6-month-old Alexa needed a surgery that her regional hospital could not provide, she went to extraordinary lengths to find help. As the stay-at-home mother of three and farmer’s wife quickly learned, the problem was much greater than finding another hospital…

Timmy Norman

By david | June 27, 2014

Grandmother Robbie Montgomery, a Mississippi-born and St. Louis-raised entertainer and entrepreneur, has many claims to fame, including touring and singing back-up vocals as an Ikette for Ike and Tina Turner. Currently, Miss Robbie’s fame centers around her steady climb to successful restaurateur (along with son, Tim Norman) of three St. Louis-area Sweetie Pie’s restaurants, nationally…

Kiernan Ward

By david | June 27, 2014

On a laid-back Sunday morning, Doyle Ward had just ushered his four children outside for some yard work and gardening. In a moment of distraction, no one noticed 22-month-old Kiernan picking up a container from the recycling bin. Suddenly, 16-year-old Sabrina saw the upturned charcoal lighter fluid container and drips of liquid on Kiernan’s mouth…

Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Night Happy Hour – September 5

By david | June 27, 2014

Join us for the Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Night – Happy Hour at Market Pub House! The evening features a silent auction, 50/50 drawing and a raffle for your chance to throw out the first pitch & watch batting practice on the field! Proceeds from the evening benefit the St. Louis Fetal Care Institue…

Makenna Maskey

By david | June 27, 2014

“I would love for parents to see MaKenna,” says her mother, Lois Ann Maskey. “I am pretty proud of her. She’s such a good kid.” Mom wishes to boast not of MaKenna’s musical ability, however, but the health and life she has enjoyed since she was born with a complex heart disorder. MaKenna was diagnosed…

Camryn Akerson

By david | June 27, 2014

Life changes when a baby comes into a family. Although work, social and sleep schedules are topsy-turvy until the routine settles in, a baby brings the joy of new love to a family. Most agree that a baby is life-changing, but those changes usually don’t happen until after the baby arrives. The funny thing is,…

Cookin’ for the Cause Oran Jaycees BBQ Competition – September 5-6

By david | June 27, 2014

Join us in Oran City Park (corner of State Highway W and Scott County Road 413) for the Oran Jaycees BBQ Competition! The categories that will be judged are chicken, ribs, pork butt and brisket. For more information, contact Travis Bickings at t_bick14@hotmail.com or 573-2702578 and Kari Bickings at k_bick13@yahoo.com or 573-270-1252. Proceeds will benefit the…

Local 148 IUOE Reel Help for Kids Bass Fishing Tournament – September 20

By david | June 26, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014 Lake of the Ozarks, Public Beach Area #2 Marina For more information, visit oe148.org or call Sarah at 314-865-1300 ext. 120 Tournament features (for all registered anglers) a grand prize drawing (minimum value of $2,500); cash prizes for top stringers, Big Bass and Guys and Gals; hundreds of attendance prizes; a…

Twin to Twin Transfusion Night at Busch Stadium – September 21

By david | June 26, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014 Busch Stadium St. Louis Cardinals v. Cincinnati Reds Game time 1:15 p.m. $30 Loge tickets available at tttsawarenessgame.com or by calling 314-575-3112 Proceeds benefit St. Louis Fetal Care Institute

Kozeny Wagner Golf Tournament – September 27

By david | June 26, 2014

Join us at the Kozeny Wagner Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Sunset Country Club.

Moto Europa Bike Raffle – Drawing Held November 1

By david | June 25, 2014

Moto Europa is hosting a bike raffle to benefit the kids at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Tickets are $10 each and the winner has a choice of 3 bikes – KTM 250CX Dirt Bike, Ducati Monster 696 or Triumph Bonneville. The drawing will be held November 1 at Moto Europa. For raffle tickets,…

County Children’s Service Fund Announces Award of Nearly $5 million for Innovation in Discovery Initiative Cycle of Funding

By david | June 23, 2014

June 19, 2014 (CLAYTON, MO) — On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund (CSF) board announced awards totaling nearly $5 million for innovative projects proposed under the Discovery Initiative Cycle of funding. The Discovery Cycle supports innovative projects that lead to breakthrough ideas which shape the future of mental health…

7th Annual Charity Raffle Run – Saturday, June 24

By david | June 20, 2014

Join the LoneRiders Saturday, June 24 for the 7th Annual Charity Raffle Run benefiting Cardinal Glennon kids!

Angel Caac Cal

By admin | May 9, 2014

In sports terms, “It was bigger than a soccer ball but not quite the size of a basketball,” says John Stith, M.D., an otolaryngologist at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. “I have seen this type of mass only a handful of times in my career. I have never seen one this large. It’s amazing…

Ian Konecnik

Ian Konecnik

By admin | May 9, 2014

“Ian is a pretty good athlete,” says Ken Campbell, the head boys track coach at Northwest High School in Jefferson County, Mo. “I talked to Ian about his diabetes before the season started and he told me there probably wasn’t anything I would need to do. I tried to keep an eye on things and watch…

Zaylen Ball

By david | May 6, 2014

“The doctors were very nice but straightforward — they told us what the worst outcome could be. If my son had a malignant tumor, he could only have weeks to live,” says Chauncey Ball. “By the grace of God it ended up being just a cyst. It is a blessing.” His son also was blessed…

Delaney Batchelder

By david | May 6, 2014

To mother Angela Ford, the giggles are sounds of miracles. Eighteen weeks before birth, Delaney was diagnosed with a chest mass that would have prevented lung growth during her remaining weeks of gestation. Angela was referred to the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and Delaney became the second…

Abbi & Kate Derque

By david | May 5, 2014

Abbi Derque, 16, and Kate Derque, 10, were born with a rare genetic disorder that is seldom encountered even in a regional pediatric referral hospital such as SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. As the disorder’s inevitable and nagging complications progressed, both girls were listed as candidates for kidney and liver transplants – a rarity…

Evie Morgan

By david | May 4, 2014

The ultrasound at a local imaging center in Springfield, MO showed Heather Morgan she was having a little girl. “I was so excited,” she says. “I couldn’t wait to go to my doctor’s office for their ultrasound, so 
I went to the imaging center first. I was 
so happy!” Her impatience was born out of…

Emiliya Konovalenko

By david | May 3, 2014

Ask former Cardinals pitcher Andy Benes if he believes in spiritual connections linking people all over the world, and he answers with an enthusiastic ‘yes.’ “Christians are all part of the same spiritual family and we are called to put our faith into action,” says Benes. “God made us aware of a family in need…

Brystol Carter

By david | May 2, 2014

“It was eye-opening; this was really what her heart looked like,” she said as she recalled holding the model in the palm of her hand at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. “I was in awe that it was even possible to make something like this to see where everything was positioned.” Brystol Carter was…

Averi Budde

By david | May 1, 2014

“They kept my daughter alive. I want to give back and help other people have the same kind of care we’ve had,” says Staci Budde. Averi Budde, her 7-year-old daughter, is well known at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. She was born with five heart defects, strabismus and a rare chromosomal deletion, which may…

Glennon Sunday | Make miracles possible. - John Smith

John Smith

By david | April 30, 2014

After drowning and being declared dead for almost an hour, John Smith came back to life after his mother prayed at his bedside.

Spring/Summer 2014

By Marc Palmer | April 1, 2014

Jason Motte and Adam Wainwright crash Matt Holliday and Allen Craig’s Homers for Health Press Conference

By david | March 10, 2014

JUPITER, FL  (March 10, 2014) –  St. Louis Cardinals Matt Holliday and Allen Craig announced the kickoff of the third year of their home run pledge program,  Homers for Health, Powered by Peabody to benefit SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. To the astonishment of fans, the sluggers were interrupted by two very ambitious teammates at…

2014 Glennon Card shopping dates to be held October 24 – November 2

By david | March 10, 2014

ST. LOUIS (March 13, 2014) – The Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and the Glennon Guild announced today that the 2014 Glennon Card shopping dates will be October 24 through November 2. Throughout the 10-day shopping period, approximately 300 stores, restaurants and salons will offer Glennon Card holders a generous 20% discount on regularly priced items.…

Northwestern Mutual – St. Louis and Cheeriodicals use teambuilding to spread cheer to patients at SSM Cardinal Glennon

By david | January 8, 2014

St. LOUIS (Jan. 8, 2014) – Northwestern Mutual – St. Louis and Cheeriodicals brought cheer in the form of 220 big green boxes to children suffering from injury and serious illness at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center during its “Cheeriodicals Day” event held today. Cheeriodicals are “big green boxes of cheer” made up, in…

Energy Center employees at Ameren Missouri power a toy delivery to bring cheer to sick and injured children at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center

By david | December 20, 2013

ST LOUIS (Dec. 20, 2013) – Every day workers at Ameren Missouri’s Labadie Energy Center in Franklin County produce the energy that helps power life-saving treatment at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Today, and just in time for the holidays, those same workers delivered something else: a truckload of toys for sick and injured children. Over the…

St. Baldrick’s awards $86,450 childhood cancer research grant to SSM Cardinal Glennon

By david | December 11, 2013

ST. LOUIS  (Dec. 11, 2013) – The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, is proud to award a one-year infrastructure grant of $86,450 to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, affiliated with the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. This grant is one of 39…

St. Louis community will miss David Freese, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center wishes #23 well

By david | November 23, 2013

ST. LOUIS (Nov. 22, 2013) – News of  David Freese’s trade to the Los Angeles Angels quickly spread through the halls of SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, a place where Freese has been a frequent visitor over the past two seasons. The hometown hero has not only delighted baseball fans in St. Louis, but…

Rally Squirrel unveils new Safety Treehouse at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center

By david | October 18, 2013

ST. LOUIS (Oct. 18, 2013) – The new Rally Squirrel Safety Treehouse was unveiled today in the Dan Dierdorf Emergency and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Rally Squirrel, the hospital’s mascot, presented to the crowd his Rally theater and a 65-inch touch screen monitor with a wide variety of…

Kohl’s Department Stores provides grant to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center

By david | October 16, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO., (Oct. 16, 2013) — Kohl’s Department Stores has granted SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center $107,732 to support the Kohl’s 4 Kids program, helping reduce childhood injury. With this program, local families in need will have opportunities to receive 420 car seats and 336 bike helmets, free of charge through June 2014.…

Fall/Winter 2013

By Marc Palmer | September 1, 2013

SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center opens Autism Siblings Clinic

By david | June 13, 2013

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Autism Center at the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center, affiliated with SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and St. Louis University, now offers the region’s first Autism Siblings Clinic. An expert medical team provides autism/developmental assessment for children under 48 months of age who have a biological sibling with autism.…

Bob Costas unveils the ‘Stan the Man’ Musial memorial #6 statue at SSM Cardinal Glennon

By david | April 19, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO (April 19, 2013) – NBC broadcaster Bob Costas unveiled the ‘Stan the Man’ Musial memorial #6 statue with members of the Musial family and supporters of SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. The statue is part of 2013 Homers for Health, a home run pledge program Powered by Peabody Energy to benefit…

Spring/Summer 2013

By Marc Palmer | April 1, 2013

$168,115 Childhood Cancer Research Grant Awarded to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center

By david | March 5, 2013

ST. LOUIS (March 5, 2013) – The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, is proud to award a one-year infrastructure grant of $168,115 to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, affiliated with Saint Louis University. The Foundation’s infrastructure grants provide resources to institutions enabling them…

Holliday and Freese Announce New Event for the 2013 Homers for Health

By david | March 4, 2013

JUPITER, FL (March 4, 2013) –Matt Holliday and David Freese announced today a new home opener event as part of their second annual Homers for Health fundraising effort. On April 8, Game Ball Relay (GBR13) will kick off the 2013 home run pledge program Powered by Peabody Energy to benefit SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical…

SSM Cardinal Glennon receives mental health services grant from St. Louis County Children’s Services Fund

By david | February 5, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO (Feb. 4, 2013)– SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center will offer mental health diagnosis and treatment to a larger group of uninsured and underinsured children through a grant from the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund. The Right Start Program at SSM Cardinal Glennon offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment for mental health…

Glennon Card merchants help skyrocket sales in second year of support for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center

By david | January 17, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO (Jan. 17, 2013) – The Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and the Glennon Guild announced today that 2,000 Glennon Cards were sold during the second year of the discount shopping program, a 54 percent increase from last year. Card sales raised $100,000 for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. Additional support, including presenting sponsor Fifth…

Fall/Winter 2012

By Marc Palmer | September 1, 2012

Spring/Summer 2012

By Marc Palmer | April 1, 2012

Fall/Winter 2011

By Marc Palmer | September 1, 2011