Averitt Express was recognized as the 2020 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Employee Giving Partner of the Year as part of the ALSAC/St. Jude Volunteer Awards, which honors corporate partners, individual volunteers and donors from across the country who generously support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.
Since starting its contributions to St. Jude in 1990, Averitt has raised more than $8 million to support the children of St. Jude, and helped raise national awareness through various initiatives, including its Averitt Cares for Kids charitable-giving organization. That support ensures families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
“We’re very humbled to receive this honor from St. Jude,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We frequently talk about the idea of ‘The Power of One’ and how everyone can make a difference. Our partnership with St. Jude is a perfect example of The Power of One in action.”
The ALSAC/St. Jude Volunteer Awards recognize a wide range of St. Jude supporters – from corporate partners to volunteer groups to individual donors. Each year, millions of donors and volunteers come together with corporate partners to continue advancing the dream set forth by ALSAC/St Jude founder Danny Thomas. Because of dedicated and selfless volunteers around the country, St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies of cancer.
Richard C. Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and several other ALSAC executives sent personalized congratulatory video messages to each honoree, as well as an engraved plaque to show appreciation for all that the volunteers have done to support St. Jude.