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11/20/20

Glennon Glow

Friday, November 20

Your contribution furthers our mission of providing exceptional health care without regard for ability to pay and allows you the ability to support the dedicated caregivers who are committed to not only healing children today, but also to researching new ways to fight cancer in the future.

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Anne Allred
 

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Archbishop Robert Carlson

Archbishop Emeritus
Robert J. Carlson

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Bob Costas

Bob Costas
 

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How Your Support Will Help

By supporting inpatient and outpatient cancer services in The Costas Center, you are helping us make a difference in the lives of children in the following ways:

  • The Costas Center is a member of many of the nation’s most prestigious cancer research groups, enabling our skilled physicians to provide the very latest in treatment protocols and clinical trials.
  • Operational Support. Care coordination, Child Life, mental health and other supportive services all rely on donor support so that we may address the physical, social and spiritual needs of our families.
  • Program Enhancements. To complement current treatment options, we have begun offering CAR T-cell therapy for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
  • Your support allows us to stay at the forefront of technology in pediatric cancer treatment as we strive for a 100 percent cure rate, including brand new software that automates chemotherapy dosing for the safest care.

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Did You Know...

  • A child in St. Louis is diagnosed with cancer every five days
  • 1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer live in poverty
  • Average cost of a single dose of chemotherapy is $20,000
  • Average cost associated with childhood cancer - $833,000
  • Number of children turned away - 0

All proceeds support The Costas Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon. Thanks to past support, the following has been achieved:

  • Updates and expansion to the inpatient cancer unit on 4 North, including updated patient rooms, individual bathroom facilities and sleeper sofas so parents can spend the night.
  • Renovations to the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, where children receive the latest lifesaving treatment.
  • Additional care coordinators to help families navigate the complexities of their child’s care.
  • Participation in nearly 60 clinical trials, giving children in St. Louis access to the latest research.

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