St. Louis Car Dealer Goes Pink for Making Strides

Jim Butler Auto Group turned their showroom PINK to support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Their team has several community fundraisers lined up to help raise funds for the event.

Jim Butler Auto Group in St. Louis, a Flagship Sponsor for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, turned very pink recently. The Fenton location hosted a kick-off BBQ to get their staff and customers excited about fighting back against breast cancer with them and the American Cancer Society. Rams cheerleaders and a surprise appearance and autograph session with a current Rams player got the crowd roaring!

They are excited and anxious for October to arrive so they can showcase their plans to help us create a world with less cancer and more birthdays!

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A Visit from the 2011 World Series Trophy

Last month’s ACS Day at the Ballpark has made the American Cancer Society one of St. Louis Cardinals larger accounts. As a thank you for our partnership, Cardinals staff brought the 2011 World Series Trophy to our office for viewing and photos. Our office was the first on this year’s tour!

Many thanks to our friends at the St. Louis Cardinals for this amazing opportunity!

World Series Trophy visits St. Louis office.

American Cancer Society Awards Childhood Cancer Survivors in Eastern Missouri with College Scholarships

The American Cancer Society is excited to announce the recipients of the Childhood Cancer Survivor College Scholarship in eastern Missouri.  The recipients of the 2012-2013 academic school year scholarship are Jenna Jackson of Kirkwood, Alyssa Baker of St. Louis, Daniel Wright of Breckenridge Hills, Andrew Crowley of Webster Groves, James Ryan of Chesterfield, Austin Sherman of Fenton, Rebecca Brown of Troy, Samuel McCay of Arnold, and Andrew Johnson of Kirksville.  All recipients will receive a scholarship for up to $1,000 for the 2012-2013 academic school year.

Daniel Wright of Breckenridge Hills, Mo., was diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer at 19 and is now cancer-free.  “We had a rough road in our youth, now it’s time to enjoy life even more,” says Daniel, who plans to attend graduate school and later take the CPA exam.

Rebecca of Troy, Mo., was diagnosed on her eleventh birthday with leukemia and is now in remission.  She continues to go for annual checkups, and heard about the scholarship from her nurses at Cardinal Glennon.  “This scholarship has helped pay for my books and tuition, which has allowed me to save for other expenses,” says Rebecca, who is currently pursuing elementary education.

The American Cancer Society has awarded 95 people who have survived childhood cancer with this scholarship for the upcoming academic year, with 23 of the recipients being from Missouri.  This makes the total award $94,000 for the High Plains Division alone, which consists of  Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. The scholarship program is tailored to students who are defeating or have defeated cancer and are seeking an undergraduate degree in an institute of higher learning.

While nothing can compensate for the hardships endured by these young men and women, the American Cancer Society believes the scholarships will offer an educational foundation from which they may pursue their career aspirations. “The American Cancer Society strongly believes that through public donations all of us can make a positive impact in the lives of those who have been directly affected by cancer. We hope our community will continue to support this program,” says Craig Boring, regional vice president of eastern Missouri.

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