Axes Gives Back: St. Jude Heroes – Sam Bixby, DPT

st. jude hero: samantha bixby

Finding Cures. Saving Children.

Axes is a small, locally owned and operated physical therapy company serving our communities in the Greater St. Louis area. We’re fortunate to be able to offer our services at 17 locations, with the mission to help as many people as possible. Our profession is all about helping others and giving back. Through the service of physical and occupational therapy, we give our patients’ their livelihoods, lifestyles, and abilities back.

Since giving back is the fundamental reason that our organization exists, it was important to the ownership and staff of Axes Physical Therapy to make sure that we are doing all that we can to give back to the communities we love. In addition to our  “Wear Jeans, Change Lives” initiative that raises funds for a different local charity each month, Axes also participates in several physical goods drives and sponsors local charitable events. Kicking off 2023 in the best way possible, Axes is supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and our very own St. Jude Hero, Samantha Bixby, PT, DPT.

Axes Physical Therapy supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Samantha Bixby, our St. Jude Hero, in January 2023

Sam has ran for St. Jude in the Memphis Marathon for FOUR years in a row – even COVID-19 didn’t stop her from virtually participating and raising money. Throughout the first week of December, she ran a 5k, 10k, and half marathon! Her hard work allowed her to reach her donation goal of $5,000 and maintain her commitment to be a St. Jude Hero! Additionally, Sam was selected to be a part of the St Jude Team for the 2023 London Marathon in April 2023. Being selected for this team involved an application and interview process and only 14 people are selected.

Sam says, “I am so grateful to have been selected. Accepting means that I have also committed to raising $10,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by the end of April and I’m going to be pushing hard to raise this money over the next four months. I have chosen to run for a reason bigger than myself by fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude. I am training to cross the finish line on race day and with your donation we can cross the fundraising finish line together because the money you donate helps find a cure for childhood cancer.”

Did you know:
  • 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.
  • Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
  • St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

With your help, we can ensure that Sam reaches her goal of $10,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Axes “Wear Jeans, Change Lives” initiative for all of January will go directly to this cause. There are several ways to get involved! Sam has a donation link for St. Jude on Facebook, click here to donate. You may also make your donation directly through the Axes Physical Therapy Foundation, click here to donate.

Thank you for reading on and for your support – from awareness to donations – it’s all so very appreciated. With your help, together we can truly change the world.

Join Axes in support of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by donating at any of our 17 Greater St. Louis Area locations or via the above links.

Helping you is what we do… and we love doing it.

Learn more about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Axes Physical Therapy supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Samantha Bixby, our St. Jude Hero, in January 2023