Celebrating 16 Years of Partnership
Gifts That Give BackFor every purchase of one of these items, Brooks Brothers will make a $5 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through January 4, 2021.
Helping Save Lives TogetherWith your help, Brooks Brothers has raised more than $22 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 2005—and in 2015 established the Brooks Brothers Computational Biology Center on the campus of St. Jude in Memphis.
Celebrations in Support of St. JudeBrooks Brothers’ partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital celebrates 16 years of life-saving generosity this holiday season. This ongoing commitment is a tradition we take very seriously—and one that strengthens each year with the help of our customers and associates. In fact, to date, we’ve raised more than $22 million. That goes a long way toward how the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Patient Stories: St. Jude Patient Christopher,Christopher loves crawling, climbing and laughing, and he adores his older brothers. In June 2019, after Christopher had a seizure, his parents took him to a local hospital, where two more seizures and a CT scan followed. “Suddenly there were three doctors in Christopher’s room. They said ‘we found a mass on your son’s brain,’” said his mom, Jamie. “My heart just sank into my stomach.” At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, Christopher’s treatment for a rare brain tumor includes chemotherapy, as well as physical, occupational and speech therapies. “When we’re inpatient, and I look over at the research tower, to know people are there working to make sure these children have cures? It’s incredible. It gives these kids a chance at life,” said Jamie.
Patient Stories: St. Jude Patient MelanieOver the summer of 2019, Melanie started having headaches. Her mom, Jessica, thought she might need glasses. But the eye doctor who checked her vision saw something concerning about Melanie’s optic nerve, and tests soon revealed she had a type of brain cancer called pineoblastoma. At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, Melanie’s treatment includes chemotherapy and proton therapy. She is a vibrant girl with an engaging smile. “She has what I call a ‘God Light,’” Jessica said. “There’s just something about Melanie that draws people to her.” St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
Patient Stories: St. Jude Patient BrodyAt St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, Brody’s treatment for medulloblastoma included seven rounds of chemotherapy. “We were familiar with St. Jude, but we never expected we’d be here,” said Brody’s mom. “We did a lot of research and felt that St. Jude was the best option for Brody.” Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent. Brody loves the outdoors, especially fishing, hiking, skiing and snowmobiling. He’s in third grade and enjoys science. Brody visits St. Jude for regular checkups.
Patient Stories: St. Jude Patient AveryAs 2017 was coming to a close, Avery was meeting her milestones. She was crawling and had started to pull herself up on the furniture. But just weeks into the new year, her parents noticed Avery started to lose her balance. When an MRI revealed a mass on Avery’s brain, identified as ATRT, a rare brain cancer, their world stopped. “We were devastated,” her mom said. After surgery to remove the tumor, Avery’s continuing treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® included four rounds of chemotherapy and 33 rounds of proton therapy. Avery is now finished with treatment and visits St. Jude for checkups. “She’s just a happy girl,” her mom said. “She wakes up happy and goes to bed happy.”
Patient Stories: St. Jude Patient NateIn Spring 2018, Nate began to exhibit random symptoms—nausea, occasional headaches and blurred vision—that soon became more aggressive. By May, he was tired all the time and sensitive to light. At a local hospital, scans revealed a mass on Nate’s brain, identified as a medulloblastoma. At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, Nate’s treatment included radiation therapy and proton therapy. “I’ve always supported St. Jude, but never dreamed we would be needing their help,” Nate’s mom said. “St. Jude takes care of everything, you truly just come and focus on your child, and you don’t have to worry about anything.” Today, Nate returns to St. Jude for regular checkups and enjoys playing video games, basketball and golf.