Averitt Express associates fulfill
$1.5 million endowment to
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
ALSAC/St. Jude Contact:
O: (901) 578-2403; C: (901) 508-1369
MEMPHIS, TENN. (September 26, 2007) The associates of Averitt Express, a leading freight transportation and supply chain management provider, donated $388,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the fourth annual Palm Dinner held September 18 in Nashville, Tenn. With this donation, Averitt Express completes its $1.5 million endowment to finance the hospital’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Clinic.
Country music entertainer, Billy Dean, was on hand, along with Averitt Express president and chief executive officer, Gary Sasser, and other Averitt associates to make the check presentation.
“It is an honor to support the kids and families of St. Jude,” says Sasser. “Our associates have always been compassionate, giving people, and they were thrilled with the opportunity to fund the St. Jude Leukemia and Lymphoma Clinic, knowing how many lives it would touch in a positive way.”
Averitt associates have generously supported St. Jude through their employee giving program, Averitt Cares, since 1990 and have contributed nearly $2 million to help children with cancer and other catastrophic childhood illnesses. In July 1997, Averitt Cares announced a $1.5 million endowment to fund the Leukemia and Lymphoma Clinic at St. Jude. Averitt Cares is 100 percent funded by voluntary contributions of associates and has made a difference in the lives of children battling deadly diseases.
“Averitt Express associates fulfill $1.5 Million endowment”
About Averitt Express:
Established in 1971, Averitt Express provides freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company specializes in delivering customized solutions with a single source of accountability for service offerings that include less-than-truckload, truckload, time-critical and importing/exporting. Backed by successful execution for hundreds of customers, Averitt’s supply chain management capabilities include dedicated fleet operations, warehousing services and transportation management. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT or visit http://www.averittexpress.com/.
About St. Jude:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org or call 1-800-822-6344.