MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Throughout the month of September, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® leverages the power of community and creativity to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM). Whether it’s one of the 75 St. Jude Walk/Run events planned across the country, celebrity-focused social media campaigns, a custom t-shirt designed by Joanna Gaines and her daughter, or a checkout rally, there are many ways to show your support for the mission St. Jude Rescue: Finding Cures. Save children.®
Get Involved: Wires, Steps, Beacons, and Together
Talks: The Gaines family designs a t-shirt for childhood cancer awareness
Chip and Joanna Gaines can usually be found doing demonstrations and designing homes, but in September, their family lends their creativity to another cause as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Ambassadors for the hospital. St. Jude Children’s Research. Inspired by the slogan St. Jude Childhood Cancer Awareness – Let’s cure childhood cancer. Together.– Joanna Gaines and her eldest daughter, Ella, co-designed a memorial t shirt honor pediatric cancer patients and survivors.
This isn’t the first time the Gaines family has supported St. Jude. Their relationship began in 2017 when Chip vowed to shave his head in honor of his friend and St. Jude Bailey patient in the haircut operation fundraiser which, after huge success, inspired a sequel in 2021. Their support also included teaming up with other celebrities on social media for the Chip In Challengecreating an outdoor playroom for patients and renovating the dining room at Target House, St. Jude’s long-term patient and family home, and contributing a portion of book proceeds for Joanna’s Children,”The world needs who you were made to be.”
Walks: Friends and family to put their best foot forward for St. Jude Walk/Run
For the first time since the event went fully online in 2019, communities around the world will come together on September 24 for 75 people in person St. Jude Walk/Run events in 50 markets. Race venues will include food trucks, family entertainment, patient artwork and more. Supporters participating virtually are encouraged to download the St. Jude Walk/Run app from the Apple App Store and google play which will provide an immersive virtual experience and will also serve as a great tool for tracking fundraising progress and current St. Jude Walk/Run news.
Tags: #ShowYourGold and #30DaysForStJude campaigns
The second annual #ShowYourGold social campaign invites supporters across the country to join St. Jude and share on their own social media accounts how they support St. Jude’s mission. Members of the public are invited to take a selfie or take a photo wearing gold or their St. Jude Walk/Run t-shirts to show their support for families affected by childhood cancer.
Celebrities such as Chip and Joanna Gaines, Luis Fonsi and Alex and Maia Shibutani will also come together throughout September to help cure childhood cancer using the hashtag #30DaysForStJude on social networks.
Together: supporters give back
Overcoming childhood cancer is not a lonely endeavor. St. Jude partners are used to showing up at the St. Jude Mission, and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is no exception. Throughout September and beyond, consumers can visit some of the businesses below to help cure childhood cancer together.
- Amazon – Shoppers can support St. Jude by donating needed non-monetary items through the AmazonSmile Charity Lists. In addition to generous donations of needed items, Amazon will donate 0.05% of the purchase price to St. Jude through its AmazonSmile program when consumers choose St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as their charity. of their choice.
- CARS – When drivers donate their vehicle through CARS and select St. Jude as the beneficiary, CARS will donate 80% of net sales proceeds to St. Jude families.
- Denny’s – For every children’s meal purchased, Denny’s will donate $0.05 to support patients and families at St Jude.
- Seal – KAY, Jared’s, Zales and Piercing Pagoda will support St. Jude during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by offering customers the opportunity to give at checkout.
- window world – Customers will have the chance to support St. Jude by adding $1 to their purchase.
- shoe carnival – From Sept. 12 through Oct. 31, Shoe Carnival will offer customers the option to round up their change at checkout, with all donations raised benefiting St. Jude.
Other sponsors include Road Ranger, Texas from Brazil, Dominos, Microsoft, University Marks, My Lounge Suites, Publisher’s Clearinghouse, Joan and Nursing friends.
St. Jude supporters can also listen in support Stephen Hackett, co-founder of Relay FM and father of St. Jude’s patient, alongside his business partner Myke Hurley, as they host the fourth annual podcast Relay FM for St. Jude Podcastathon from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT, September 16 on Ticlive from the St. Jude campus in Memphis, Tennessee. Supporters are encouraged to attend the party and follow Relay FM fundraising trip for St. Jude as they aim to surpass their lifetime fundraising goal of $2 million.
why is it important
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month unites communities to raise awareness and accelerate progress towards a cure for childhood cancer, the leading cause of death from disease in children under 14.
Since its founding in 1962, St. Jude has been at the forefront of progress and helped increase the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to over 80%, at no cost to families. Today, childhood cancer is a multi-billion dollar, multi-year global problem. Through community support, St. Jude continues to fuel its ongoing $12.9 billion strategic plan that increases its global investment to help the more than 400,000 children around the world who contract cancer each year.
The St. Jude plan goes beyond the United States. In December 2021, St. Jude committed $200 million to launch the Global Platform for Access to Childhood Cancer Medicinesa collaboration with the World Health Organization to source and provide free high-quality cancer drugs to as many as 120,000 children in 50 countries by 2027.
Thanks to the more than 12 million active donors who give to St. Jude each year, St. Jude continues to honor its commitment to world-class research and care based on a founding promise: that no family has to be billed. of St. Jude for their child’s treatment, travel, shelter, or food, so they can focus on supporting their child’s life.
To get involved in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, visit St. Jude.org/together.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is at the forefront of how the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. Its objective is clear: to find cures. Save children.® It is the only comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped boost the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened in 1962. St. Jude won’t stop until no child will die of cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists around the world can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Thanks to generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food, so they can focus on their child’s life. Visit St. Jude Inspiration to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Join the St. Jude Mission by visiting stjude.orglove St. Jude on Facebooknext Saint Jude on Twitter, instagram, LinkedIn and ICT Tacand by subscribing to its Youtube channel.