posts tagged with Cancer

Voices from The Scooper Bowl: Fighting cancer by eating ice cream

Ice cream. Kids love it. Adults love it. And it brings FedEx team members together to help raise money for The Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

FedEx has presented The Jimmy Fund "Scooper Bowl" for the past six years, with hundreds of team members volunteering to scoop ice cream to a hungry crowd of children and adults. The three-day, all-you-can-eat ice cream fundraiser holds a special place in many of our volunteers' hearts. Read why these people, all with a special connection to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, choose to volunteer their time and effort at this special event.

Father reflects on FedEx plane named for his son, 8-yr-old St Jude patient and cancer survivor

Hayes with Chris - Treatment2.jpg ...Having a FedEx plane named after your child is an enormous honor for any FedEx employee. Having a FedEx plane branded with the St. Jude logo and named after your happy, healthy eight-year old is almost beyond words. In many ways, this plane is a symbol of the support and care that FedEx colleagues provide each other in the most difficult of times...

Swimming, Cycling and Running for the Cure!

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On Sunday, April 7th, a record 71 employees from FedEx participated in the seventh annual Nautica South Beach Triathlon. The Triathlon benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where proceeds go directly to pediatric cancer research. Over 3,000 athletes total competed in the South Florida race and more importantly over $422,000 was raised to benefit the children of St. Jude’s. Many of the FedEx volunteers were motivated to participate because they have family members that have been afflicted with cancer and others wanted to help the cause simply as parents of small children.

Signs of a Hopeful Spring

DD_Indy Group.jpg Recently, FedEx locations in Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and around the country may have looked more like a flower farm than a package sorting facility to visitors and employees alike. That’s because this week marked the company’s 15th year of support for the American Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil Days spring fundraising event – a time when millions of daffodil blooms are prepared, packaged and delivered by FedEx Express and FedEx Ground team members to donors in dozens of cities across 10 states nationwide.

Delivering Hope

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This past March the Indianapolis Ramp Transport FedEx facility was a scene of budding daffodils as FedEx employees gathered to help the American Cancer Society launch Daffodil Days, their annual spring fundraiser.

In the middle of the action was Paul Aust, FedEx Express Dispatcher who just celebrated his 30th anniversary with the company. I marvel at Paul’s attention to detail when it comes to our community volunteer programs. Three years ago we first met with the American Cancer Society to see how we could help support them. Today, to their amazement, we now run the entire Daffodil Days operation from our Hanna Road facility, a far more efficient operation.

Paul and fellow dispatcher Nick Miller used their FedEx expertise, designing a sort layout plan and scheduling 350 daffodil deliveries to sync up with existing delivery schedules.