FINDING CURES. SAVING CHILDREN. That is the mission of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Based in Memphis, Tennessee with affiliates in eight states, including Illinois, St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Starting April 3rd, HMS math students will participate in the St. Jude Math-a-thon to raise money for the children who receive treatment at St. Jude. All HMS students will receive a math-a-thon booklet to complete by April 21st. Students will then get pledges for the number of problems they do, the number of problems completed correctly, or a one-time donation. There are prize incentives for the students as well. Click here to donate online. If you prefer to make a donation with a check, please make it out to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital and send it to school with your child. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Ercoli.