Springfield-area kids who have or are battling childhood cancer and blood disorders attended a big birthday party at Mercy Kids on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Along with their families and caregivers, they were celebrating the 10 years of affiliation between Mercy Kids’ Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The program makes cancer and blood disorder treatments developed at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital available right here at home, so families travel less for care. In the past 10 years, the affiliation has benefited more than 3,000 local children.
The birthday party included cake, door prizes, games, and entertainment provided in part by the patients themselves.