St. Jude receives $1.2 million donation from Memphis-based ARS/Rescue Rooter

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Memphis-based ARS/Rescue Rooter has donated $1.2 million to ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The company spent the last year raising funds from its 70 branches to present to the organization. The privately held air conditioning, heating and plumbing services company has raised $5.4 million for St. Jude over the past five years.

ALSAC President and CEO Rick Shadyac said these types of donations allow St. Jude to remain on the forefront of research into and treatment of childhood cancers.

ARS/Rescue Rooter executives presented a $1.2 million donation to ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. From left to right, Jim McMahon, senior vice president and CFO; Scott Boose, CEO; Chris Snow, senior vice president and chief human resources officer and Steele Ford, senior vice president relational, ALSAC.
ARS/Rescue Rooter executives presented a $1.2 million donation to ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. From left to right, Jim McMahon, senior vice president and CFO; Scott Boose, CEO; Chris Snow, senior vice president and chief human resources officer and Steele Ford, senior vice president relational, ALSAC.

“We are so very grateful for this generous donation from ARS/Rescue Rooter," he said. "Their generosity helps fund the ongoing $11.5 billion, six-year St. Jude strategic plan that includes tripling its global investment to impact more of the 400,000 kids around the world with cancer each year."

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ARS/Rescue Rooter CEO Scott Boose said the company's 6,000 employees were proud "to help save the lives of children from Memphis and beyond who have cancer and other catastrophic diseases."

"The ARS Network is grateful to celebrate our five-year partnership with St. Jude as they continue to honor the vision of Danny Thomas who founded a world-class children’s research hospital devoted to improving healthcare for kids worldwide," he said.

Corinne S Kennedy covers economic development and healthcare for The Commercial Appeal. She can be reached via email at Corinne.Kennedy@CommercialAppeal.com.

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