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Homers for Health

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.

Your generosity plays a critical role in helping the sick and injured children who need us! With the uncertainty of how many games will be played this season, Kennedy suggested we choose a special number of home runs to base pledges on for this season - 195. Why 195? Because that is the number of beds in our hospital and your pledge this year will represent so much more than just baseball.

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Why Donate to Homers for Health?

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Kennedy - Our New Co-Chair

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
Homers for Health Superheroes

OUR PATIENTS

Faith Jethro

During the early stages of pregnancy with Faith, doctors informed her family that she had a one in 17 chance of having Down Syndrome. Her family was devastated, but…

Maren Poettker

Three-year-old Maren, from Aviston, IL was a perfectly healthy, energetic two-year-old, up until October 2019. At that time, she became ill with some persistent low-grade fevers, generally low energy,…

Jimmy Williams

Eleven year-old Jimmy of Jackson, Missouri is a kind, funny and active young man. An avid and well-decorated golfer, Jimmy was playing in a tournament in early August of…

Amjad Awawdeli

He may be only 26 inches tall, but his size is easily overshadowed by his strength. Six year-old Amjad is almost a celebrity at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon, having…

Kagen Hill

Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV can lead to liver failure, liver cancer, or chronic liver disease, and is…

Kalista Rasmussen

That simple body function is almost a miracle for a child who has experienced constipation, stool leakage and difficulty with bowel movements since shortly after birth. “She was a…

Aiden Ellis

13-year-old Aiden Ellis enters the swimming pool at Hazelwood Central High School, gearing up to practice his favorite stroke, the butterfly. Ellis is a competitive swimmer, making it to…

Chandler Street

In just the past 30 years, obesity rates among children have tripled in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention, 13.7 million children…

Shaun Patterson

Shaun Patterson was in tears. After years of hard work, he learned he would miss his high school graduation because he would have to remain in the hospital for…

Ben Smith

When Benjamin was born in 2015 – six weeks early – his parents Kate and Clay were not prepared for the host of scary diagnoses that immediately followed. Ben…

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.

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Matt Holliday and Cardinal Glennon Patient
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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STARS (Special Needs Tracking and Awareness Response System)

Child Life Services

Homers for Health Retail Sponsors

Visit any of the below businesses during their in-store fundraising time period to support Homers for Health and say thank you to these businesses for supporting Cardinal Glennon kids!

Dierbergs - July 7 - August 17

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July 7 - August 17

FastLane- August 15 - September 15

FastLane Refuel Your Day
August 15 - September 15

Dietz & Watson - Coming Soon!

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Coming Soon!

Dobbs - Coming Soon!

Dobbs Tire & Auto Center
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Petro-Mart - Coming Soon!

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