Hear the stories from Marlo Thomas and St. Jude patients from NBC's TODAY show, and get inspired this holiday season to make a difference in the lives of children everywhere.
Each day from November 20 to 24, we will share a story of triumph — a story that is possible because of people like you.
These inspiring tales of courage and strength kick off the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign. Created in 2004 by Marlo, Terre and Tony Thomas — children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas — the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign has grown into an annual holiday tradition, thanks to tremendous public support.
During this season of Thanks and Giving, many of America’s most-loved companies make it easy for you to give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not. Support St. Jude with your holiday shopping today.
A dose of laughter
St. Jude patients had a fun visit with Snug, the star of The Sprout House, who invited them to play and dance.
When two-year-old Gideon was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, he had tumors all over his body. Thanks to his treatments at St. Jude, he is now cancer free, and will spend the holidays at home this year for the first time.
Kadie overcame the odds
Kadie‘s parents were told that their little girl wouldn’t live to see her fifth birthday. Fifteen years later, when Kadie visited St. Jude again, she got a big surprise.
Life, love and Legos
When Cameron was diagnosed with high-risk meduloblastoma, his family was determined to stay strong. One emotional year later, Cameron is cancer free, and his family celebrated this week at the Legoland Florida Resort. “I feel amazing now,” said Cameron.
How you can support St. Jude this holiday season
Marlo Thomas and patients Lizzy and Cameron join the TODAY show anchors on the plaza to discuss how in the spirit of giving, the kids of St. Jude and their families are giving away gift bags with a little surprise from the retailers who support St. Jude.