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Facts you probably didn’t know about St. Jude

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St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment, regardless of their financial situation.
It’s not just a children’s hospital but a research hospital where patients are referred by a physician, and generally have a disease currently under study.
It is open to all children regardless of age, gender or race.
It’s not an ER, they don’t even have one.
It is a not for profit – any cure they find is immediately shared with hospitals everywhere
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. It is about more than the treatment plan, it’s about the whole child {school, housing, food, fun}
(Source:Stjude.org)

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RANDOM ACTS OF GRATITUDE

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‘SHOUT OUTS’ to our dedicated supporters

Hina and Usman Malani, who donated $25,000 last year to treat two kids !! We are grateful for your kindness and generosity, and appreciate your desire to help us continue to make a difference in the lives of children. It is because of dedicated supporters like you that we are able to do all that we do!

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Your Donations At Work

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We are committed to using your donations to save the lives of some of the poorest children suffering from cancer. We work hard to make sure we achieve as much possible with the charity funds we receive. You’d be surprised about just how far your donations can go. For instance, with $100, we can provide a day’s worth medicine.

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Here’s how your Dollars work –

We combine your money with other donations and send them to the field for funding treatment.
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Our Partners at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, Delhi conduct case studies on the most needy child from low income families and makes a treatment plan accordingly.
Best part of it is – Your donations help bring hope and joy to these children and their families!!
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Events

Dance For Charity 2014

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Dance For Charity 2014 
AAICT’s 4th Annual Valentine’s Day event
(See Poster for details)
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Dance For Charity

Friday Feb 14th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Esplanade, Cordova
The 4th Annual “Dance for Charity” event organized by AAICT (American & Asian Indian Charitable Trust – a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization), is on Friday, Feb 14th, 2014 at the Esplanade in Cordova, TN.
Come join us for a wonderful evening of Dance, Music and catered gourmet food. As with prior years, this will be an exclusive event with formal attire, live auction & a lot of dancing!
100% of the net proceeds from this event goes directly for continuing treatment for existing patients and for taking on new patients.
TEEN TICKETS (13-19 YEAR OLD): $60
SILVER TICKETS: $85
GOLD TICKETS: $195
Please note “Dance for Charity” event is for Adults, and children aged 13 & older. Child Care services will be provided at the venue for children 12 & under, for a nominal fee of $10 per child (Pizza dinner included).
Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!
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Dandiya Fever !!

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By Maya Nair

It was 2 nights in a row that riot of colors splashed at the premises of Bert Ferguson Community Center over past weekend.  The dance floor was set and the music ready as garba lovers started pouring in dressed in their best sparkling Chaniya Cholis, Sarees, and Colourful Kurtis. Everyone was eager to seep in the flavors of the festivities. Though the dance floor did not look like this when it started, I completely forgot to factor in Indian-Standard-time to our schedule. By 8:30 p.m., the venue was easily swallowed by the massive visitor turnout.

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Singer Neha Verma of ‘SAREGAMAPA’ fame made the audiences groove with her non stop, energetic and tireless performance.  A variety of Bollywood beats as well as traditional Gujarati tunes mixed in harmonious perfection filled the air.  Men and women danced together and tried to keep up with the beats and enjoyed the long dancing spells. Kiddies and veterans were seen shaking a leg and having a nice time.

Aditi, my 7 year old daughter, found it very exciting to learn the new clap dance. What thrilled her the most was the dance with dandiya sticks.  Though she may not have fully grasped the meaning behind the dance,  glad that we made the effort to make our kids aware of it and bring them a step closer to the Indian culture and tradition.  It actually brought back pieces of my childhood as a part of growing up in Mumbai.

Many of the people were trying the dance for the first time. It was good to see the dance enthusiast teach the less experienced dancers to make sure that everyone kept the dance floor full of energy.The atmosphere was eclectic on the dance floor and to replenish the energy reserves, there was sumptuous Indian food.

Finally, if you looked around, there was a smile on every face, which is a great treat to watch while smiling yourself! By the end of the night, everyone left with memories of non-stop dancing, captivating beats, electrifying energy, and, of course, the rhythmic clattering of dandiya sticks.