He styled a Mid-Century Modern bachelor’s abode for Frank Sinatra that enthralled a national audience during a televised tour. For Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, he designed a Palm Springs weekend home that epitomized sleek, glass-walled elegance. But Paul Revere Williams had something simpler, more functional in mind when he drew up plans for the original St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For this project, the so-called architect to the stars sketched a star. With five wings radiating like spokes from a central hub, the first St. Jude building served thousands of patients during the hospital’s formative period. It accommodated groundbreaking research that produced the first major advances in treating leukemia and other previously incurable childhood diseases. That star-shaped hospital, to be sure, lacked the grandeur and renown of other designs by the architect. However, noting the vital, life-saving work conducted within St. Jude’s walls, Williams would … [Read more...] about Paul Williams: Architect to Stars and St. Jude
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Khari Thompson Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 8:07 PM EST Nov 21, 2018 It all started in seventh-period study hall. Isaac Weiss, the kicker on the Lausanne football team, was working on a website for his senior service project CAS — creativity, action and service — and it caught the attention of teammate Eric Gray, the dynamic four-star running back who is committed to play at Michigan. Gray saw the words "Isaac kicks against cancer" on the page and wanted to know what Weiss was up to. Weiss explained that he was using football to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Gray decided that he wanted to participate, so Weiss helped him set up a fundraising page of his own. Eventually a page was created for the whole team. As of Wednesday, the Lynx, led by Gray and Weiss, have raised more than $21,000, , which is more than any other school in the country participating in Touchdowns Against … [Read more...] about Lausanne’s Eric Gray and Isaac Weiss raise $21,000 for St. Jude
Jason Munz Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 7:09 PM EDT Sep 27, 2018 Will Tiger Woods play in Memphis next year? It's possible. The 80-time PGA Tour winner who won the Tour Championship – his first Tour win in five years – is part of the United States Ryder Cup team. As such, he has qualified for the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, which is set for July 22-28, 2019, at TPC Southwind in Memphis. If Woods indeed decides to compete at the World Golf Championships event, it will be the first time in his legendary career that he would play in an event in Memphis. The WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational field is limited to the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking, each member of the United States or European Ryder Cup team and tournament winners who win global events with a strength of field rating of 115 or higher. In addition to Woods (currently ranked 13th in the world), the following golfers have qualified for … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods qualifies for WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis
Drew Hill Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 3:58 p.m. UTC Aug 18, 2018 Eric Gray took the pitch from Lausanne Collegiate School quarterback Schyler Forest and cut left, evading two tacklers on his way to a 57-yard score in the first quarter of the Lynx’s 47-14 home win over Rosa Fort High School from Tunica, Miss., on Friday night. The University of Michigan commit has scored plenty of touchdowns in his high school career, but this one was different. Not only would the score help the Lynx tie the Shelby County record for consecutive wins (28), but it was also his first touchdown that would have an impact on the children of St. Jude's Hospital. "Knowing that my touchdowns mean so much more than just points on the board, it's really giving me the chance to save lives," Gray said. "It's really impactful on me." Using an online fundraising tool called pledgeit.org, Gray is dedicating his senior season to St. Jude's by allowing fans to make a one-time donation or … [Read more...] about Lausanne RB Eric Gray dedicating season to St. Jude’s children’s hospital
Ted Evanoff Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 2:00 p.m. UTC Aug 11, 2018 He was just a young guy when he dabbled with how you might transplant a horse larynx. That was at Harvard Medical School. Then he bore down on cancer. That was at Mayo Clinic. He always thought Dr. Lieping Chen, the lead scientist he aided at Mayo, should win the Nobel Prize. Then he helped pioneer the discovery of biomolecules able to fend off autoimmune diseases. That was at the University of Maryland, where he earned an Entrepreneur of the Year Award. So what’ll he do next? Move to Memphis. Scott Strome Dr. Scott E. Strome is the new executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Strome probably never will treat Memphians for neck pains or whatever else ails them. Chances are he’ll touch the city another way. A Harvard-trained physician and cancer researcher who co-founded the Baltimore biomedical startup Gliknik Inc., Strome arrives in … [Read more...] about Evanoff: Dr. Scott Strome fights cancer. Now he is moving to Memphis.