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43RD ANNUAL

ST. JUDE TELETHON

July 18, 2020
Peoria & Bloomington, Illinois

 
 
 
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The show must go on and it will! For 43 years, the St. Jude Telethon has given our community a way to join the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases and we will not stop this year.

The 2020 St. Jude Telethon will be a broadcast from the Peoria Civic Center on WEEK-TV News Channel 25. The Telethon is an opportunity for local leaders and St. Jude supporters to serve as Telethon VIPs, who are committed to raising funds for the kids of St. Jude, and are recognized during the St. Jude Telethon.

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Meet St. Jude patients Smyrna and David, and take a virtual tour of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, as you celebrate the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.
 

 
 
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Meet St. Jude patient Smyrna

Meet St. Jude patient Smyrna

 
 
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David has been battling cancer at St. Jude for two years, eight months. But thanks to the support of all those who believe in the life-saving mission at St. Jude, he's finally celebrating his No More Chemo Party...and finally getting to go home.

Meet St. Jude patient David

 
 

Get this exclusive shirt

Donate $500 to the 43rd St. Jude Telethon or fundraise $500 as a St. Jude VIP to get the exclusive Together, Nothing is Impossible shirt. Thanks to you, our lifesaving work continues.

 
Together, Nothing is Impossible T-shirt
 
 

Funds raised through the St. Jude Telethon will help ensure families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

 

St. Jude patient Hadley

 
 

How to participate

You don't have to be a celebrity to be a VIP. All you need to do is put your passion and desire to help win the battle against childhood cancer into action. By fundraising as a St. Jude Telethon VIP, you'll be a true celebrity for kids everywhere who are battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

 

1. REGISTER

 
 

Register as a  St. Jude Telethon VIP to get started. We'll provide you with fundraising resources and support from local St. Jude representatives.

VIP Registration

 

2. SET UP YOUR PAGE

 
 

Set up your St. Jude Telethon VIP fundraising page to spread the word and ask for donations to meet your goal of $1,000. Meeting your goal will help provide the necessary funds for research and treatment at St. Jude.

 

3. PARTICIPATE

 
 

On the night of the telethon, answer phones during your VIP hour and take additional pledges live on TV.

 
 

OR

 
 

Sponsor a VIP participant

 

1. SEARCH

 
 

Search for a St. Jude Telethon VIP participant to find their fundraising page.

Search for a Participant

 

2. DONATE

 
 

Donate securely online, or mail in your donation with the "donate by mail" button on the VIP's fundraising page.

 
 

For more information, please contact:

Shyanne Sisk
shyanne.sisk@stjude.org
(309) 566-3515