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ARS/Rescue Rooter, a privately-held Memphis-based company, and one of the nation's largest provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, presented a $1.2 million check to ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, following a year-long fundraising initiative across its 70 branches.
Donations like these support St. Jude doctors and scientists as they pioneer cures for cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Through branch donations, sales events, employee giving, direct mail campaigns, and event sponsorships, generous ARS customers and employees have raised more than $5.4 million for St. Jude since the partnership began in 2018. Partnerships like this help ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live.
"On behalf of our more than 6,000 employees, we are proud to celebrate our 2021 fundraising efforts by donating more than 1.2 million dollars to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and its lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children®," said Scott Boose, CEO, ARS/Rescue Rooter. "The ARS Network is grateful to celebrate our five-year partnership with St. Jude as they continue to honor founder Danny Thomas's vision to build a world-class research institution devoted to improving healthcare for children worldwide."
"Because of our dedicated supporters and partners like ARS/Rescue Rooter, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital continues to lead the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases," added Richard C. Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "We are so very grateful for this generous donation from ARS/Rescue Rooter. Their generosity helps fund the ongoing $11.5 billion, six-year St. Jude strategic plan that includes tripling its global investment to impact more of the 400,000 kids around the world with cancer each year."