St. Jude celebrity ambassadors Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Sofia Vergara, Luis Fonsi, Michael Strahan, Mark Wahlberg, Cindy Crawford, Kaia Gerber, Shaun White, JoJo Siwa, Willie Geist and more unite during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Jennifer Aniston, Marlo Thomas, Sofia Vergara, Drew Barrymore and other St. Jude Celebrity Ambassadors will unite for the 30 Days #forStJude social media campaign to help raise awareness and support for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.
This year's theme for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is "Let's cure childhood cancer. Together." With togetherness in mind, an all-star lineup of more than 50 celebrities will join Aniston, Vergara and Barrymore to take part in 30 Days #forStJude including: Luis Fonsi, Michael Strahan, Mark Wahlberg, Cindy Crawford, Kaia Gerber, Kate Beckinsale, Lucy Hale, Shaun White, JoJo Siwa, Halima Aden, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz, Ashley Greene, Jennifer Morrison, Lance Bass, Kathryn Newton, Nick Swisher, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Claire Holt, Zac Posen, Jessica Szohr, Dave Annable, Odette Annable, Charlie Weber, Bryan Greenberg, Geoff Stults, Parker Young and Elizabeth Olsen among others.
Working with celebrities over the decades to raise awareness and support for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is rooted in the DNA of St. Jude. Founder Danny Thomas – the late acclaimed entertainer and humanitarian – sought help from his Hollywood connections more than 60 years ago to make his dream of building St. Jude to cure childhood cancer a reality. He envisioned a hospital that would accept children from all backgrounds; a hospital where families would never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food because Danny believed all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
"St. Jude Children's Research Hospital exists because of the compassion of others. We're thankful for the millions of supporters and celebrity ambassadors who are uniting during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to help ensure the lifesaving work of St. Jude continues," said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "Because of community and partner support, St. Jude has the resources to recruit world-renowned scientists and physicians, offer a home away from home for patient families from every part of the globe, never bill a family, and be a bastion of social justice and health equity for the most vulnerable among us—children. Cancer doesn't stop, and neither will St. Jude."
The nearly two dozen corporate partners supporting St. Jude during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month include: AmazonSmile, Varsity, CARS, Shaw Floors, ARS, Publisher's Clearing House, Nora Fleming, Cox Automotive, Coton Colors, My Salon Suite, Pollo Campero, Ocean Spray, Blackhawk, Denny's, ESPCo, Loopy Cases, Maglite, Olivela, Pawkey Dogs, Shoe Carnival and Vionic.
Throughout September, there will be additional ways to get involved with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month:
For more information, visit stjude.org.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®
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