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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity has always been focused on charitable works since our founding in 1899. In 1972 TKE decided to announce an organization-wide focus one specific charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, which was founded by our fraternity brother and entertainer, Danny Thomas. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a pediatric treatment and research facility located in Memphis, Tennessee. St. Jude was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas in 1962, with help from Lemuel Diggs and Thomas' close friend from Miami, automobile dealer Anthony Abraham. The hospital was founded on the premise that "no child should die in the dawn of life".

AUGUST 3, 2019

Tau Kappa Epsilon makes the largest commitment by any men's fraternity to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

“It is a great honor to share with you our next step in helping to achieve Frater Danny Thomas’s dream that ‘no child should die in the dawn of life.’ Today, we make history. Today, we dedicate ourselves to building a better world by making the largest commitment by any men’s fraternity to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Today, we officially begin our campaign to raise $10 million over the next ten years for the children of St. Jude.” stated Hanson.

Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® announced a commitment to raise $10 million for St. Jude within the next 10 years, which will be recognized by the naming of the hospital's Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Research floor.

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