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A lot has changed since we first introduced you to our Homers for Health Co-Chair, Cardinal Glennon patient Kennedy - and while we may not know the outcome of this year’s baseball season, or how many home runs will be hit, what we do know is that our patients and families at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital need us right now more than ever before.

With many of our families now experiencing new hardships, we are seeing more families who are unable to pay for care. We will stay true to our promise that no family will ever be turned away due to their inability to pay.

The 2020 season of St. Louis Cardinals baseball was unlike any before. Because of the shortened year, Homers for Health Co-Chair Kennedy suggested we use the special number of 195 to base our pledges on for the season. Why 195? Because that is the number of beds in our hospital and your pledge means so much more than just baseball. With the overwhelming support for 195, Kennedy suggested we do it again, except this year with hope of cheering the team to get to 195 home runs as well!

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2021 Co-Chair Announcement

Why Give to Homers for Health?

Mike and Lori Shannon with Matt and Leslie Holliday

"It all started with Matt Holliday. Not only has he put his time and financial support into the program, but he would stop by the hospital at 2:00 or 3:00 am after a game just to see a particular child that was there that he had made buddies with. To see that light in those kids’ eyes when he would walk in, he took it to heart. Watching the dedication that Matt and Leslee have made to Cardinal Glennon, it’s just something you want to be a part of. It’s really exciting and you know that it’s helping those children."

- Mike and Lori Shannon
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Become a 2021 Holliday's Hero

Holliday's Heroes are among our highest level of donors to Homers for Health. Every pledge of $7 (or more) per home run signifies the honor of being a part of Holliday's Heroes. You can also make a one-time gift of $1,250 to join this exclusive group and make a significant impact for Cardinal Glennon kids. Matt and Leslee extend their deepest gratitude for your support. In order to keep everyone safe, and to abide by social restrictions and guidelines, we will not be hosting the Holliday’s Heroes reception with the Hollidays this season. To learn more about Holliday's Heroes, contact Colleen Dolnick at colleen.dolnick@ssmhealth.com.

OUR PATIENTS

Jack Burke

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Stella Thomas

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Lavender Watson

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Charlie Erbland

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Hailey Baldasso

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…

Margot and Caratacus Stearns

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…

Colton Friese

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…

Ryder Lee

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…

Maverick Beardslee

“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…

Grant and Sebastian Moss

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…

What is Homers for Health?

Now in its tenth year, Homers for Health has raised valuable support for the children served by SSM Health Cardinal Glennon. Thanks to the generosity of thousands of Cardinals fans from across the nation and around the world, this program has made significant contributions to our exceptional, state-of-the-art health care and the creation of child-friendly, family-centered environments within the hospital.

Founded by former Cardinal Matt Holliday and his wife Leslee in 2012, the program has helped create new child-friendly spaces including the Imaging Center, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and the Inpatient and Outpatient Cancer Units, raising more than 5-million dollars. Click the images below to learn more about the impact of your support.

Your generous support of Homers for Health is making such a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. This is a very exciting time in health care, and we rely strongly on the support of our community, friends and sponsors to help us remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, top-tier clinical programs and vital supportive services supported by the Children’s Fund. Thanks to you, we can provide lifesaving care to all children in need, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

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Matt Holliday with patient Maggie Bohannan the first year of Homers for Health
Matt and Leslee Holliday at Homers for Health
Matt and Leslie Holliday get emotional leaving St. Louis

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