Next on the list was my boss showing me around the ALSAC building and some of the St. Jude campus grounds. I have to admit I probably got lost more than once even after the tour. The cafeteria had to be one of the best parts that he showed me and not just because the food. I learned that they served high quality foods for low prices to those who worked there and of course the food was free to families that were staying for a loved one’s treatment. They even had a string quartet playing for the kids which was one of the fun things they did from time to time during lunch hours.
Next I went on my official tour of St. Jude where I saw countless places within the hospital itself. It was really amazing to me to see on the very first day exactly why I was there: to help raise money for the kids. Finally, my day ended with receiving my first assignments and a meeting with a portion of the NDM team.