Golden Fleece Foundation
Established in 2007, The Golden Fleece Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Since its founding, it has sought to foster one of Brooks Brother’s core values: relationships. Support of our efforts is primarily provided through the generosity and dedication of our customers, associates and corporate partners. These relationships are leveraged in a way that results in mutually coming together in support of common causes relevant to the mission of our Golden Fleece Foundation and to our internal culture of caring.
The Golden Fleece Foundation is dedicated to developing broad-based alignments of fundraising efforts to make a significant difference, and deliver the combined efforts of our charitable events and drives to the most in-need causes. We are committed to making a difference to those in need in our immediate neighborhoods as well as around the world.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly childhood diseases. St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from our research. At St. Jude, we speed our research discoveries from our laboratories to patients and doctors everywhere, so one child saved at St. Jude means thousands more saved worldwide. And no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.
Working together under one roof, our physicians and scientists have pioneered treatments that have helped push the overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to 80 percent today. The survival rate for the most common form of childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, has risen from just 4 percent in 1962 to 94 percent today.
Jude for anything. And St. Jude is also making a difference in the fight against other pediatric catastrophic diseases. In addition to childhood cancers, illnesses such as sickle cell disease, blood and bone disorders, genetic diseases, and pediatric HIV/AIDS are among those treated at St. Jude.
There is no place like St. Jude. A place where some of today's most renowned researchers are published and cited more often in high impact publications than any other private pediatric oncology research institution in America. A place where doctors send many of their sickest patients and toughest cases. A place where cutting-edge research and revolutionary discoveries happen every day. Our laboratories may not be in your communities, but our discoveries are.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories.
With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 212,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2011 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.
Brooks Brothers is proud of its long-standing relationship with the American Red Cross. Our affiliation with the organization being in 1898, just eighteen years after its inception, when Brooks Brothers made its first donation of $100 to the Red Cross Society during the Spanish-American War. Ever since this humble beginning, Brooks Brothers has continued its commitment to the American Red Cross.
Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide network founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering, without discrimination, the American Red Cross distinguishes itself by also aiding victims of devastating natural disasters. Each year, in communities large and small, victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new—the more than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross. An average of more than 9 million people a year receive Red Cross training in first aid, water safety and other skills that help save lives. Some four million people give blood—the gift of life—through the Red Cross, making it the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. And the Red Cross helps thousands of U.S. service members separated from their families by military duty stay connected. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, a global network of 186 national societies, the Red Cross helps restore hope and dignity to the world's most vulnerable people.