Attorneys David Scher and Stephen Murphy from the personal injury firm of Block O’Toole & Murphy were recently interviewed on Z100’s radio program, Get Active. They talked about the firm’s long-standing involvement with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Why support St. Jude’s? According to Attorney Stephen Murphy, St. Jude’s does amazing things. For example, survival rates for childhood cancers have declined dramatically, thanks in large part to research conducted by scientists at St. Jude’s. The researchers share their knowledge with scientists around the world so that children with childhood cancers everywhere benefit.
This is done with no cost to patients and their families. The hospital was founded by actor Danny Thomas in 1962 with the promise that no child would be turned away because of lack of financial resources.
There are 34,000 fundraising events throughout the world, one of which is sponsored by Block O’Toole & Murphy. This year’s gala is being held on October 17, 2013 and will take place at Guastavino’s on East 59th Street in Manhattan. The wine tasting event has been held for the last seven years with wines and foods donated by area restaurants and other businesses.
The personal injury attorneys at Block O’Toole & Murphy have raised more than $2 million to support the hospital and are proud to be able to help the children and families for whom St, Jude’s is a lifeline. For more information about the event, visit the hospital’s website.