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The fifth annual

MN for St. Jude

A virtual giving campaign

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Patient Natalie with her mom

St. Jude patient Natalie with her mom


Minnesota for St. Jude is a digital experience showcasing how Minnesotans support the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.®

During this event you will learn more about how your fellow Minnesotans have furthered our lifesaving mission by reading their stories. You will also have the opportunity to get involved by donating, becoming a partner in hope and sharing our mission on your social networks. 

Together, we are #MNforStJude.


Campaign details

#MNForStJude t-shirt

Get your #MNforStJude t-shirt


You can get your #MNforStJude t-shirt by doing any of the following:
  • becoming a Partner in Hope by making a monthly gift of $19 or more
  • fundraising $228 or more
  • making a gift of $228 or more

Make a Donation


Become a #MNforStJude influencer


Do you want to join our influencer network? Fill out the interest form located in our influencer toolkit!

Then, you can download any of the content on that page and use it to share your #MNforStJude stories on your social media accounts.
You can also connect with us by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

Become a #MNforStJude Influencer

St. Jude patient Natalie and her mom smile.

St. Jude patient Natalie and her mom


Become a sponsor


By partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and sponsoring this event, you will align your company name with the strong, nationally recognized St. Jude mission and brand, and instill pride in your employees, consumers, vendors and company executives.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Matthew O'Shea
(952) 412-1262


Read #MNforStJude stories


The aim of this campaign is to inspire, and nothing inspires us more than when Minnesotans band together to support St. Jude.
Here, we are featuring five stories of fellow Minnesotans that have gone above and beyond to do their part in ending childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. These stories feature a diverse group of people all brought together by their pride in Minnesota and their passion for St. Jude.
Jimmy Tuck stands on the football field to present a check to St. Jude

Jimmy Buck inspires support for St. Jude on and off the field


Jimmy participated in the St. Jude teen committee throughout high school. When he transferred to Saint John’s University his sophomore year and learned about the St. Jude Club, he immediately got involved.   

Read Jimmy's Story


Finding purpose and friendly competition at the Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic


Brothers Josh, Jeff and Jared Bauer are competitive on and off the water. But when it comes to fishing the Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic Tournament Weekend, the brothers are all in on the same mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

Read the Bauer Brothers' Story


Anglers reach 10-year milestone fishing for St. Jude 


What started as another bass tournament has turned into a 10-year tradition for anglers and team members Trevor Adams and Chad Christie at the Dick Hiley St. Jude Bass Classic. 

Read Chad and Trevor's Story


Lynda Tysver "runs for them" as a St. Jude Hero


Running has never been a passion or interest for Lynda Tysver, St. Jude Hero® and volunteer for over 30 years. When her cousin challenged her to race, Lynda found a reason she couldn’t say no to. 

Read Lynda's Story

St. Jude supporter Terry Dehkes rides in support of St. Jude.

Cruisin’ for St. Jude motorcycle ride founder Terry Dehkes maps route of kindness


For years, Terry Dehkes watched his grandma take care of kids that needed a home and a place to stay. “I was taught to give back and love kids.” As Terry neared retirement, he wanted to do something to support the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. That's when his vision for a motorcycle rally began.

Read Terry's Story

BTD Manufacturing employees show their support for St. Jude.

Global community supports Minnesota family during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


With support around the world, the Wichmanns continue to honor Thomas and how they can support a future family that hears the words “your child has cancer.”

Read Thomas' Story

BTD Manufacturing employees show their support for St. Jude.

BTD Manufacturing employees unite to support St. Jude because “We all start as kids”


BTD Manufacturing has become a passionate supporter of St. Jude over the years, and it all started with a radiothon and an avid listener inspired to do good.

Read BTD Manufacturing's Story

John Schmidt and The Chris Fritch Team show their support for St. Jude.

Chris Fritch Team amplifies a promise made by Minnesota St. Jude patient Dylan


John Schmidt saw the impact of cancer on a family when a family friend, St. Jude patient Dylan, battled pediatric cancer. “His family was living my worst nightmare. When I heard Dylan’s wish, I knew that I had to do something.” 

Read John's Story

Lauren Kennedy and her fitness team show their support for St. Jude.

In honor of her cancer survivor parents, Lauren Kennedy empowers Minnesota to support St. Jude


Lauren has seen the impact of cancer on a family. Both of her parents are cancer survivors. She recognizes the importance of showing up and making a difference for others, and her passion translates into dedication to support the patients and families of St. Jude.

Read Lauren's Story

Rust Consulting shows their support for St. Jude.

In uniting to support St. Jude, Rust Consulting employees strengthen the ties that bind them


From chili cookouts to office Olympics, Rust Consulting finds creative ways to unite its team and raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Read Rust Consulting's Story

White Castle team members in the Minneapolis area show their support for St. Jude.

White Castle enables cures for St. Jude kids, one slider at a time


When the pandemic impacted White Castle's ability to really give back to its Twin Cities community, this Minneapolis district asked its employees to identify a good cause to rally around. Everyone resonated with wanting to help kids with cancer, and St. Jude became our focus.

Read White Castle's Story

Henry Hanten volunteers his time for radiothons across the Midwest to show support for St. Jude.

Henry Hanten volunteers at 100 St. Jude radiothons across five states


Henry Hanten knows what it’s like to hear the words “You have cancer.” Diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at 19 years old, Henry now volunteers for St. Jude because he knows what it's like to bear the costs.

Read Henry's Story

Fernanda in front of an "I love St. Jude" sign

Family first: the bond between St. Jude and the Univision Minnesota


"Family is everything" is a phrase that holds especially true within Hispanic communities. In this story, mother and Univision host, Fernanda Almeida, walks us through what St. Jude means to her, her children and the larger Minnesota Hispanic community. 

Read Fernanda's Story


How a school report led to nearly $100K raised for St. Jude


We all have people we admire. In the case of Brodie Wisniewski, it was Ryan Dungey. This admiration sparked a love for motorcross, as well as a love for the mission of St. Jude. Because of his two passions, Brodie has inspired his community to join his fundraising for St. Jude.

Read Brodie's Story

Chad with oither cyclists.

Going the extra mile


It's impossible to understate the importance of community. Communities bring us together and grant us a shared purpose. This holds especially true for St. Jude volunteer Chad Johnson, who has been a long-time member of the motorcross community in Minnesota and who has dedicated himself to working for St. Jude.

Read Chad's Story

Portrait image Rick Shadyac, ALSAC President and CEO.

Sharing the mission of St. Jude in Minnesota Asian communities


If you've ever tried learning a new language, you'll know it's easy to have things get lost in translation. This is the challenge that Minnesota advisory council member, Boua Xiong, continues to face as she brings awareness of childhood cancer and other life—threatening diseases to the Asian communities in Minnesota.

Read Boua's Story

Volunteer in from of a St. Jude race finish line

How one Minneapolis agency is using its powers for good


Tucked into the Warehouse District of Minneapolis, Lynne Robertson, CEO of Fame, is leading a team that amplifies the brand of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital nationally.   

Read Fame's Story


Read even more #MNforStJude stories:

Meet Kamryn

He did not want to walk and was fussy all day. Those were the first signs that something was amiss with Kamryn.

When those symptoms persisted and even worsened one week later, Kamryn's mom sought out more medical care. That's when Kamryn was referred to St. Jude.

Read Kamryn's Story

St. Jude patient Kamryn smiles.

St. Jude patient Kamryn


Every dollar makes a difference*

  1. New toys for hospital play areas

    St. Jude patients have recreational and play areas both at the hospital and at family housing facilities.

    Donate $19 per month

  2. A No More Chemo party

    St. Jude doctors, nurses and medical support teams celebrate this wonderful milestone with patients and their families.

    Donate $25

  3. Art supplies

    Art therapy is used to reduce stress or anxiety, explore complex feelings, manage side effects and improve quality of life for St. Jude patients.

    Donate $50

  4. One red wagon

    Wagons are the preferred mode of travel through the halls of the hospital and around campus for our younger patients.

    Donate $100

  5. One red blood cell transfusion

    Children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening diseases often need transfusions.

    Donate $250

  6. One day of oxygen

    During treatment, St. Jude patients may need oxygen to help their bodies function properly and aid in healing.

    Donate $500

  7. Support St. Jude patients and their families

    Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures as you join St. Jude in its livesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

    Donate Any Amount


* Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures. Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude. The cost of each item or service is an approximation, and will vary based on actual costs incurred and individual patient needs. Your donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.