February 28, 2012

Blugold Dining employees support St. Jude with over $1,000

Last week over $1,000 was donated to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital thanks to the employees of the Blugold Dining team. We are excited to announce that our team became a Partner in Hope during B95’s 11th annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon.

For about a year and a half, Blugold Dining has participated in an employee program called Jeans Day for Charity. Every Friday our employees are invited to help out a charity by donating $1 to the fund in order to wear jeans while working. Participating staff members wear a sticker that acknowledges their charitable donation.

The charity was not chosen until the wonderful folks hosting the Radiothon touched our hearts. The Jeans Day fund had been growing since December with $525 collected. In an effort to make our dollars stretch even further, we utilized B95’s limited-time matching program for a grand total of $1,050 being donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

On Fridays when you see our Blugold Dining staff wearing jeans, know that it’s for a good cause. We would like to thank each and every participant in our Jeans Day employee program for their support and generosity.

Some of the past charities Blugold Dining has supported include: the Eau Claire and Chippewa County Humane Associations, Bolton Refuge House, The Community Table and the Salvation Army's Adopt-a-Family program.

About St. Jude
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made there have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.

St. Jude researchers are published and cited more often in high impact publications than any other private pediatric oncology research institution in America. St. Jude is a place where many doctors send some of their sickest patients and toughest cases. It's a place where cutting-edge research and revolutionary discoveries happen every day. They've built America's second-largest health-care charity so the science never stops.

All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family's ability to pay.

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