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Volunteer and Market Yourself…Remarkably

“Remarkable Marketable Mehelps you share your remarkable gifts volunteering, making you more marketable along the way.

By Jean Robb

I didn’t have the best childhood. We didn’t have much, so if you needed something you had to find a way to get it. I started working at 11 years old selling candy door to door. I know very scary right, but at 11 years old all I knew was I had to sell a certain amount of candy before I could go home. When I knocked on a door, out came my foot and I didn’t move it until you bought a box of candy. The skills I learned from my difficult childhood, (my lemons) really became a blessing (my lemonade).

I learned at a really young age that persistence will open many doors. As an adult I have walked out on a stage with a tiger after Zig Ziglar and talked to over 2,000 people about overcoming their fears. I know you must be thinking…a tiger? I have volunteered for over 15 years with big cat sanctuaries and have learned you can do something you really love while helping others in remarkable ways. In today’s economy you hear lots of people say they can’t find a job. So what happens?

The longer you’re out of work, you start to lose your contacts. You’re not keeping up with the day-to-day changes in your trade. You’re simply out of the loop. The longer you’re in this position the more the fear sets in. What if I can’t find a job? I have so much to offer, how do I get someone to talk to me? Well as you can see, fear can really take a hold of you, it makes you feel like a deer in the headlights. How do you overcome these things?

First off, STOP listening to the FEAR and STOP making EXCUSES. Look, I’ve made many of the same excuses when I’ve let fear be a part of my life. I now realize that the answer to overcoming the fear is to replace it with remarkable things you can be proud of. Instead of asking why would anyone want to hire me, ask yourself why not me?

After volunteering you could say. Look at the change I’ve made in the lives of others. Look what I’ve learned along the way. Look at the skills I’ve been taught while helping others. Look at the great people I’ve met. They’ve seen first hand the type of passion I put into any job I take on. So how will this work? I have made a commitment to bring you a volunteering opportunity at least once a week. The process of volunteering can be more complicated than people may think.

Email me your news. I have included in each story all the information I received and the direct contacts to make it really easy for you to get your foot in the door.Network, Network, Network” See how you can use that experience to build your resume. Most of all how did you feel about helping others today.

My goal is to get you to share with all of us your experience. Think about how much we can learn from each other. Please email me your pictures and story to so I can post them each day. I will add the trademarks, video and links for you.

Jean Robb is a real estate agent in the Dallas – Fort Worth area who is committed to promoting the importance of volunteering for your community.We have the infrastructure in place with the best real estate team in North Texas, and the process for you and I, together can “give back” to those in need without costing you an extra dime. It’s a win/win for both of us. When you contact me, just mention this page and I'll donate 5% of my commission to any non-profit you want to help!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

St.Jude Children's Research Hospital - The Fight Against Cancer - Ben & ...

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Hi, Jean Robb here. I can't imagine being told my child has a catastrophic disease. As a parent your first thought is to make things better, but how? With support of St Jude you begin to feel hope. For many kids they do get better. For some kids it gives them the gift time and better quality of life before giving up the fight.
Here is a poem I found that talks about the process of kids fighting cancer. To see how you can help St Jude look at the information below.

Walking On The Edge Of Life

The world keeps moving forward as time stands still for me,
I am the kid with Cancer, locked in battle to be free.
For all us kids on chemo our lives are put on hold,
As we fight to stay alive, our chances good were told.
Our attitude is courage we live this life each day,
Just waiting for tomorrow, praying cancer goes away.
Walking on the edge of life We’re never looking down,
United here in front of you, until a cure is found.

©2007 By Lorna Mahan & Sinjin Andrukates

St. Jude Mission Statement


The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

No Place Like St. Jude

No Place Like St. Jude

We are a beacon of light in a parent's darkest night.
There's no place like St. Jude for...

  • Community Outreach
  • Cutting Edge Research
  • Supporting Pediatric Care
  • Treatment of Rare Catastrophic Diseases
  • Treatment of Pediatric Cancer

View our interactive No Place Like St. Jude multimedia presentation.


The diverse research at St. Jude ranges from discovery-focused and hypothesis-testing laboratory studies to clinical trials of specific medications, treatment regimens and other therapeutic interventions. We continually seek to translate knowledge acquired through basic research into novel approaches for clinical diagnosis and treatment. At the same time, our clinical and laboratory-based investigators use the challenges encountered in the clinic to focus the efforts of our research.
research fellows at St. Jude 

Eligibility Requirements

Note: If you are a referring physician, please see our Patient Acceptance Policy.

Eligibility requirements for brain tumor patients

Patient Acceptance
Acceptance is based on the patient's eligibility for an ongoing treatment study, regardless of a patient’s race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality or ability to pay. Parents who wish to have their child treated at St. Jude should have the child's physician contact us at 1-866-2STJUDE (1-866-278-5833) or by e-mail

Since the hospital is a research center, children accepted are enrolled in a specific study or "protocol." Information gathered from these studies is used in developing better treatments. Protocol-based therapy has led to improved cure rates for potentially fatal pediatric diseases.

St. Jude welcomes treating physician referrals of children and adolescents with newly diagnosed untreated or suspected cancer; HIV infections; or certain hematologic, immunologic, or genetic diseases. Patients are accepted based on the eligibility to enroll in an open St. Jude Children's Research Hospital clinical research protocol. In addition, previously treated patients who have received treatment elsewhere may be accepted on an individual case basis when there is a potential for protocol eligibility on ongoing studies, relapse studies, bone marrow transplantation protocols or Phase I-II studies. Patients with genetic disorders, hematologic or immunologic diseases or HIV infection may be accepted anytime in their disease history based on protocol eligibility or potential to contribute to research projects.

If your doctor would like to discuss a difficult diagnosis or medical management of your child’s diagnosis, we would be happy to speak to your physician about questions he/she may have. Or, your physician may choose to send us a detailed medical history, copies of relevant diagnostic imaging evaluations, and pathology/histological material in order that our multidisciplinary groups can discuss your child’s case and offer recommendations.

After your child’s initial therapy has been completed at St. Jude, patient care is typically managed in close collaboration with your child’s private physician. St. Jude experts in hematology, oncology, bone marrow transplantation, immunology, genetic diseases and infectious diseases are available at all times for consultation with your doctor regarding possible side effects of therapy, signs of recurring disease, or other questions related to patient management on mutual patients on St. Jude clinical trials.

Close contact with your child’s private physician is important to us and necessary for your child’s safety. Your child’s doctor can call us at any time to speak to your child’s St. Jude attending physician.

Financial Responsibility
All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family's ability to pay. St. Jude covers all costs of treatment at St. Jude beyond those reimbursed by third-party insurers, and total costs at St. Jude when no insurance is available. St. Jude also provides assistance with transportation costs and local living expenses during treatments (see Travel and Where to Stay in Related Topics).

Note: Final acceptance occurs when the patient is deemed eligible and is enrolled on a protocol.

For St. Jude Families

This section offers answers to the questions that St. Jude patient families ask most. If your child has just been diagnosed and you are planning your first trip to St. Jude, this section will help you prepare for your trip. It can also help you know what to expect when you arrive at St. Jude.

Why support St. Jude?

The support of caring people like you helps ensure that St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will continue its lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children. St. Jude founder Danny Thomas believed that "no child should die in the dawn of life," and your donations help bring us closer to the day when every precious life can be saved.

How do your donations help?
  • Thanks to donors, St. Jude families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance, and no child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay.
  • Your donations also help St. Jude cover other costs a family typically incurs while their child is being treated at the hospital, including travel, housing and food.
  • At St. Jude, donor dollars help fuel the groundbreaking research that leads to pioneering care and treatments for childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.

How is St. Jude making a difference for sick children?
  • Every child saved at St. Jude means children saved around the world—a direct result of cutting-edge research and treatment that set the standard in treating childhood cancers. And our discoveries are shared freely with doctors and scientists all over the world.
  • St. Jude developed protocols that have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent, when the hospital opened in 1962, to 80 percent today.
  • St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.
  • St. Jude has embarked on an unprecedented effort to sequence the pediatric cancer genome and to identify the genetic changes that give rise to some of the world's deadliest childhood cancers. Read more.

How are donations used?
  • During the past five years, 81 cents of every dollar received has supported the research and treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
  • It costs $1.6 million a day to operate St. Jude, and public donations provide more than 70 percent of our funding.
Donate now to help St. Jude save the lives of children in communities everywhere.

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