NFL and St. Jude


As a charity partner of the league since 2012, the NFL has partnered with St. Jude through its NFL PLAY 60 program which helps patients and families cope with serious illnesses through play therapy and peer interaction, to name a few.

As part of PLAY 60, St. Jude has had the opportunity to be a part of the NFL Draft and NFL Network's Run Rich Run campaign during NFL Scouting Combine.

This partnership has raised support and awareness for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude and given patients unique experiences at various NFL events.

St. Jude patient Andrew

St. Jude patient Andrew announcing the Seattle Seawhawks pick at the 2016 NFL Draft


Watch as St. Jude patient Austin, an aspiring sports journalist, participated as a special correspondent during Super Bowl 50 Media Day and got the chance to interview his favorite NFL player, Peyton Manning.

Read his story.

Meet St. Jude patient Shon

St. Jude patient Shon Coleman was selected by the Cleveland Browns as the 76th pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Shon chose to be on the campus of St. Jude for the NFL Draft to share the experience with family, friends and patients.

His announcement was a celebration of all Shon worked for up until and after he was diagnosed with cancer.

Read his story.


Shon celebrated his NFL selection with fellow St. Jude patients.

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For a healthy child, playing 60 minutes a day is a given. For a child battling cancer, it's a gift. That's why NFL Network, NFL PLAY 60 and sports journalist Rich Eisen support St. Jude.

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