School representatives visit St. Jude for update and to find more ways to help


Giving back has always been a hallmark of Madison City Schools. Since St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the district’s primary charitable cause, a group of Madison City Schools leaders recently returned from a visit to St. Jude in Memphis. With several other North Alabama educators they received an update on St. Jude’s outreach and discussed ways the school district can help.

School officials say St. Jude impacts Madison City Schools in a very personal way. Every single school in Madison has had a child treated at St. Jude.

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. 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. St. Jude also freely shares its groundbreaking discoveries, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists can use that knowledge to save thousands more children around the world.

Representatives from Madison City Schools included in the visit were: Dorinda White, Coordinator of Strategic Initiatives; Eric Terrell, Assistant Superintendent; Dr. Georgina Nelson, Principal at Heritage Elementary; and Sylvia Lambert, Principal at Bob Jones High School.