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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

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June 11, 2015

FedEx Purple Eagle 2015 Honors St. Jude Patient Tyler West [Video]

The FedEx Purple Eagle airplane for 2015 is dedicated to 9-year-old St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patient Tyler West. FedEx also announced a large new donation at the FESJC golf tournament in Memphis.

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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.

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October 23, 2012

Freedom Awards

Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King and entertainer Danny Thomas had a lot in common, according to Thomas’ daughter, actress and activist Marlo Thomas.  “They both had big dreams.  Dr. King dreamed of freedom and equality, and my father dreamed of saving children from catastrophic diseases.” 

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