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Welcome to our 11th year of Homers for Health! As we all know, the past couple of years has been like nothing we’ve ever experienced before and while so much has changed in our world, one thing that hasn’t changed is our patients and families at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital still need us.

With many of our families still experiencing new hardships, we are continuing to see more families who are unable to pay for care. Through it all, we will stay true to our promise that no family will ever be turned away due to their inability to pay.

As you know, because of the shortened baseball in 2020, patient co-chair Kennedy chose 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 again during the 2021, our new patient co-chair, Jimmy, suggested we do it again, and we agreed!

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Why Support Homers?

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 2022 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.

Listen to the Holliday's Table Forty Podcast Recorded LIVE at the 2022 Holliday's Heroes Celebration ->

Thanks to Our Holliday's Heroes

With heartfelt gratitude for the generous donors who support Homers for Health as "Holliday's Heroes" with a pledge of $7 or more per home run and "Superheroes" with a pledge of $70 or more per home run. Thank you!

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Our Superheroes

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OUR PATIENTS

Ollie Green

In October of 2021, Jennifer and Brian took their 2 year-old son, Ollie to Urgent Care for a persistent belly ache. He had been saying his belly hurt on…

Frank Marchesi III

Frank Marchesi, III., of O’Fallon, MO was a healthy 16 year-old who enjoyed hanging out with his friends, working out and playing hockey. Life changed abruptly on 03/29 when…

Jack Burke

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…

Stella Thomas

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…

Hannah and Hailey Schilly

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…

Lavender Watson

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”,…

Charlie Erbland

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…

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…

What is Homers for Health?

Now in its eleventh 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.

Click HERE to watch the KSDK feature with Matt and Leslee Holliday talking about the 10-year success of Homers for Health.

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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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