The Epsilon Zeta Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will host the St. Jude Sunday of Hope in the fight to end childhood cancer.


The community is invited to join the effort. Churches throughout Pine Bluff will participate on Sunday, May 6, and May 13, during their regular worship service, according to a news release


“The St. Jude Sunday of Hope program encourages churches across the country to unite as a body of believers to help children suffering from pediatric cancer, sickle cell disease and other catastrophic illnesses,” according to the release. “Through this program, church congregations show their love and support for the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by giving a special love offering on one Sunday.”


Since 2008 St. Jude, more than 600 churches have participated in the program and raised more than $2.1 million, according to the release.


“Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live,” according to the release.


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. has partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 2013 to eliminate childhood cancer.


“This year, they are continuing Zeta’s Hope for St. Jude,” according to the release.


Mary B. Wright is the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority’s international grand president. Ernestine Wilson is the south central regional director. Kathy R. Tatum is the Arkansas state director. Anissa Buckner is the chapter president.