Homers for Health
This year’s Homers for Health Co-Chair is 10-year old Kennedy, whose journey at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon started four years ago when she was diagnosed with kidney disease. Since her diagnosis, Kennedy has been coming to the hospital for weekly infusions and treatments, and in July of last year, she received a kidney transplant!
What could be better than cheering on your St. Louis Cardinals and making a difference in the life of a Cardinal Glennon patient at the same time? Cardinals nation can pledge as little as 25 cents per home run hit by a St. Louis Cardinal player this season and those proceeds go directly back to the hospital.
Why Donate to Homers for Health?
"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
Kennedy - Our New Co-Chair
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Your pledge, multiplied by the number above will go to help all children at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon. Below are stories of more patients your support can help today!
What is Homers for Health?
Now in its ninth 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.