2009 Archive

Regift the fruitcake and help raise funds for St. Jude

This December, PayPal is asking customers to help turn that least desirable holiday gift—the fruitcake—into the most beneficial one during its Regift the Fruitcake campaign. By visiting the Regift the FruitCake Web site and selecting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, you can support the lifesaving work of St. Jude by creating your own fruitcake.

Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life this holiday season

Join Marlo Thomas, her celebrity friends and a number of America's top retailers during the annual Thanks and Giving® campaign. You can help give hope to children in communities everywhere by making a donation or creating awareness for St. Jude.

St. Jude, Procter and Gamble invite Target customers to help fight childhood cancer

From October 18 – 24, Target guests can help St. Jude in its fight to find cures and save children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases by purchasing participating Procter and Gamble (P&G) brands including Tide, Pampers, Charmin and Pantene as well as other manufacturers’ brands at Target stores nationwide.

Will your employer match your gift to St. Jude?

Did you know the impact of a gift to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital could be doubled or possibly even tripled thanks to many employers’ matching gift programs?

Target celebrates 10 years of caring for St. Jude kids

To commemorate 10 years of providing a home-away-from-home for St. Jude patients and their families, Target House celebrated this milestone with a star-studded event involving celebrities who have helped contribute to the House over the years. Celebrity friends, including Shaun White, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Scott Hamilton, Amy Grant, Sean Conway and Tony Thomas, joined former and current Target House residents to celebrate 10 years with a big top birthday party.

Target House celebrates 10 years with big top birthday party

Target House, a long-term housing facility for families of patients who are receiving lifesaving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, turned “double-digits” this year. To commemorate 10 years of providing a home-away-from-home for St. Jude patients and their families, Target House is celebrating this milestone with a star-studded event by involving celebrities who have helped contribute to the House over the years.

Inspired Chili’s worker serves hope

In 2007, as Denee Perez drove past the brand new Chili’s Grill & Bar in Tracy, California, a thought struck her: why not stop and pick up an application? Perez’s whim has resulted in more than a job. Since joining the Chili’s team, Perez has been a major contributor to the Chili’s Create-A-Pepper to Fight Childhood Cancer campaign, having raised more than $24,000 for St. Jude.

Chili's 2009 Create-A-Pepper Video

Chili's 2009 Create-A-Pepper Video

Jewelers’ support for St. Jude shines

Jewelers for Children celebrated the lives of children around the world on May 31 during the organization’s 11th annual Facets of Hope Dinner at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

AOL donates mobile computer lab to St. Jude

On April 7, Senior Vice President of AOL Technologies David Cole and 15 AOL team members presented 20 mobile laptop carts to St. Jude, which will be known as the AOL Connections Lab. The mobile carts will fit conveniently over hospital beds and wheelchairs, and provide an easy and convenient way for children and their families to stay in touch with family and friends while inpatient at St. Jude.

The Melting Pot goes all out for patients

In 2008, The Melting Pot's 140 locations raised an astounding $905,158 for St. Jude during the Thanks and Giving® campaign, an increase of more than 76 percent over their 2007 Thanks and Giving total. "Our relationship with St. Jude has united our nearly 5,000 team members across the country as we rally around this cause," says Bob Johnston, COO.

Holiday shoppers give thanks and donations

This holiday season saw the successful launch of the fifth annual Thanks and Giving® campaign, with new partners joining the fight against catastrophic childhood diseases.