You would think it would be a depressing place, but it’s actually very uplifting.
That’s how Sharon Roll of Landen describes St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Next year will mark 50 years since she joined a team of people working hard to support the hospital.
Sigma Chi of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, the service leadership organization Roll joined in 1967, is once again having a fundraiser to benefit St. Jude’s.
“My husband and I had the opportunity to visit the hospital about 10 years ago,” Roll said. “Even though these kids were terribly sick, the children had smiles on their faces. They’re laughing. They’re playing, pulling each other in wagons. They’re having fun. It is such a positive place. I’m thrilled to death that we support it.”
One of Roll’s projects that she helpsorganize is the “Shop for St. Jude” fundraiser sponsored by Sigma Chi of ESA. The event features more than 20 vendors who sell crafts, homemade candies and other merchandise. It takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 6546 S. Mason Montgomery Road, in Mason. Admission is free.
Last year, the event raised nearly $7,000 for St. Jude’s.