Speech Pursuasive Essay

1376 Words Sep 18th, 2013 6 Pages
Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience that IF they choose to support a children’s charity, to support St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Central Idea: Many charities are deserving of support, but St Jude is truly special. Everything they do for these children makes their lives and their family’s lives just a little bit easier.

Pattern of Organization: Problem-Solution

Attention: How many of you here think that one day, you will choose to support a charity, whether through donating your money or volunteering your time?
Reveal Topic: There are hundreds of deserving charities across the nation, but a really special one is St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Credibility: If you remember from my
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A. St. Jude was started to find cures for the catastrophic diseases that impaled children.
1. The St Jude Facts and Figures sheet shows that the survival rate of ALL today is now 94%, compared to 4% in 1962, thanks to all the research done at this hospital. http://www.stjude.org/stjude/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f87d4c2a71fca210VgnVCM1000001e0215acRCRD
2. According to the National Cancer Institute, St Jude is the only institution among 63 cancer centers supported with formal Cancer Center Support grants to specifically focus on the problems of childhood cancers and as such is the only pediatric institution in the nation to be an NCI-designated cancer center. (This means that all 3 major types of cancer research are highly accomplished and interactive) http://cancercenters.cancer.gov/cancer_centers/stjude.html B. St Jude is based on the idea of outpatient procedures 1. The enormous facility has only 56 beds
2. Children who are able to, can live in housing buildings with their families instead of living in a hospital room.
C. Danny Thomas’s dream was that “no child should die in the dawn of life” 1. No child is denied because of their race, religion or inability to pay.
2. Because of this dream, St Jude was ranked by research firm Harris Interactive as the most trusted charity in the United States. http://www.lexisnexis.com.proxy.lib.iastate.edu:2048/hottopics/lnacademic/?
D. According to the St Jude website, the daily

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