Rose tops $250,000 in donations to St. Jude
October 8, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rose tops $250,000 in donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
Covington-based Rose Construction has surpassed a donation amount of $250,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. This is the 14th year the firm has implemented an employee giving with company matching program.
“This organization is very dear to our hearts. Of the nearly 100 employees at Rose, we have had three children or grandchildren treated at St. Jude; however, we started our employee matching program before any of those occurrences took place. It’s our way of giving back to the community,” said Erik Krull, VP of Sales & Marketing at Rose.
Rose began an internal program that matches the dollar amount each participating employee contributes through their employee giving program. More than 75 percent of employees currently participate, raising a cumulative total of $250,000 to date. Krull states they will continue to raise money for the hospital for years to come.
“The incredible support we receive from Rose Construction and its employees is invaluable in our fight to end childhood cancer,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “With their help, St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade and won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.”
St. Jude is changing the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rates from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today. Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributors – like Rose construction employees – families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
Rose construction staff with St. Jude patient Lucy and family during a recent visit to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.