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St. Jude on the TODAY Show

This holiday season, hear and share the amazing stories from Marlo Thomas and St. Jude patients on NBC's TODAY Show.

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Tune in to the TODAY Show on NBC each day from November 21 to 25 to catch a new segment featuring St. Jude patients and their stories of triumph — stories that are possible because of people like you

These inspiring tales of courage and strength kick off St. Jude Thanks and Giving 2022. 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.

Or catch up on TODAY Show video segments of the stories you may have missed below. Please watch, enjoy and share today.

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Monday, Nov. 21


St. Jude cancer survivor shines in international paraclimbing competitions

Micah survived the Ewing sarcoma that nearly took his leg. A chance encounter found him trying climbing which came naturally and became a source of newfound confidence, a way of healing emotionally and a path to an identity beyond his battle with cancer. In 2021, he was competing in the Paraclimbing National Championships in Salt Lake City. He won gold and earned a spot on the U.S. Paraclimbing Team.

Micah recently joined world-famous climber Alex Honnold at Kraft Boulders outside Las Vegas for the climb of a lifetime.


Tuesday, Nov. 22


Three St. Jude dads unite.

When they met at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, three patient dads — Chris Frunzi, Chris Corbett and Tim Sparer — developed a bond that would carry them through years, and across miles at IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis.


Wednesday, Nov. 23


Karate set the foundation. St. Jude helped Zoe achieve her goals

After treatment for a brain tumor, Zoe’s determination and positive attitude led her to realize her dream of becoming a champion.

Watch Zoe at her dōjō with her sensei as well as a karate tournament near her home in California.


Thursday, Nov. 24


Class of '22 graduate and St. Jude cancer survivor Lauren

Lauren is a recent graduate and accomplished gymnast. She is also a pianist and a fashion designer. As Lauren heads off to college, she wants the world to know she's more than 'the girl who had cancer.'

Lauren is featured alongside more recent survivor Aspen. NBC did a “mini fashion show” shoot that includes Aspen and other cancer survivors.


Friday, Nov. 26


Giving and Hope and Love and Gratitude — Our partners support St. Jude

Watch Marlo's Friday morning TODAY Show visit, and explore holiday gifts from some of our partners.


This holiday season, give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give a gift that could last a lifetime.

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