The Dax Foundation's Mission Statement: to help the families and children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The Dax Foundation's Objectives:
Sponsor the children of Camp Coco: The Dax Foundation sends 73 campers to Camp Coco. Camp Coco is a week long summer camp for children ages 5-18. In collaboration with SIU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, over 140 campers attend this camp the second week of July each year. The campers are allowed to participate in activities that “normal” children can while constantly being monitored by medical professionals.
Create community for St. Jude families: Provide opportunities for families to honor their children and reach out to other families in the community. One event that the foundation will highlight is a Mother’s Luncheon.
Run St Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a Day: The Dax Foundation is raising money in order to donate 1.8 million dollars to St. Jude Research Hospital in honor of Dax.
Spread hope: The foundation will work with educators and schools all across the country to fill the hallways with HOPE! These events will include but are not limited to week long coin wars in high schools, putting up hearts in the hallways in elementary schools, hosting a bike-a-thon at an early childhood education facility and much more.
Support families and children of St. Jude: The foundation offers Dax grants to St. Jude families requesting assistance. These grants may assist families with utility bills, mortgage bills, etc.