NFL and St. Jude


Since 2012, the NFL has partnered with St. Jude through its NFL PLAY 60 program, helping patients and families cope with serious illnesses through approaches such as play therapy and peer interaction.

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 is raising support and awareness for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude and giving patients unique experiences at various NFL events.

St. Jude patient Kate

St. Jude patient Kate announcing a pick at the NFL Draft in 2017

Meet Owen

Tune in to the 2019 NFL Draft on Friday, April 26, and watch St. Jude patient Owen announce the Seattle Seahawks' round three draft pick onstage. Learn more about Owen and his journey with St. Jude.


'This is the moment'

Watch as St. Jude patient Austin announces the Denver Broncos' first pick at the 2018 NFL Draft.


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.


Join the winning team

Because of supporters like you, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

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NFL campaigns

St. Jude patient Bailey, age 13, osteosarcoma

St. Jude patient Bailey and Rich Eisen

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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