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June 9, 2016

St. Jude Patient Soars with FedEx Purple Eagle Program

It’s typically no big deal to see your name in print…unless it’s on a plane. 13-year-old Alyssa de Jong grinned ear to ear when she saw the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf flag removed from the FedEx Cessna Caravan, revealing her name below the iconic St. Jude logo. FedEx Express joined St. Jude Children’s Research

May 2, 2016

“Mom, you are going to be bald”

FedEx Ground employee Tatiana Ewing shaves her head for children.

June 12, 2014

What My Daughter’s Illness Has Taught Me About Fatherhood

My name is Eric, and I’m a member of the FedEx flight crew team. I’m fortunate to have an amazing job flying precious things across oceans, connecting people and possibilities all over the world. It’s a wonderful job…But without a doubt, my most important job is being a father.My kids, Allie and Zach simply amaze me every single day.

June 5, 2014

Cousins Unite Against Cancer

Remco de Jong and Sean West are brothers-in-law and FedEx employees who have a strong relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – both have children who have undergone treatment for cancer there and both run as St. Jude Heroes on Team FedEx, raising money for cancer research. Meet their children, Alyssa de Jong and Tyler West, cousins and St. Jude patients who hope to help cancer patients in the future.Meet Alyssa:

June 4, 2014

Allie’s Air Dance

Allie Allen is a competitor—on her high school dance team and in life. Just ask her parents Eric and Debbie Allen.  For several years, Allie’s mom and dad have been lead volunteers for the Little Loopers program for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

June 13, 2013

Voices from The Scooper Bowl: Fighting cancer by eating ice cream

Ice cream. Kids love it. Adults love it. And it brings FedEx team members together to help raise money for The Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

June 4, 2013

Father reflects on FedEx plane named for his son, 8-yr-old St Jude patient and cancer survivor

FedEx Express is naming a Cessna Caravan plane in honor of a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patient, the son of a FedEx team member. The dedication event takes place in conjunction with the 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament at TPC Southwind in Memphis, TN.The boy's father, Chris Brown share his thoughts:

April 18, 2013

Swimming, Cycling and Running for the Cure!

On Sunday, April 7th, a record 71 employees from FedEx participated in the seventh annual Nautica South Beach Triathlon. The Triathlon benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where proceeds go directly to pediatric cancer research. Over 3,000 athletes total competed in the South Florida race and more importantly over $422,000 was raised to benefit the children of St. Jude’s. Many of the FedEx volunteers were motivated to participate because they have family members that have been afflicted with cancer and others wanted to help the cause simply as parents of small children.