Target House 20th Anniversary Target hosted a spectacular celebration for the kids of St. Jude to mark the 20th anniversary of Target House, the long-term patient housing facility at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. December 12, 2019 • 0 min Target associates hosted a carnival-themed "Fun Fair" for St. Jude patients and their families to mark the 20th anniversary of Target House, the long-term patient housing facility at St. Jude. Target House, which opened in 1999, focuses on keeping families together during treatment at St. Jude by providing a free home away from home for patient families. Carnival games were a big hit with the kids, including St. Jude patient Declan and his family, shown here playing ring toss during the Target House Fun Fair. Members of Target's leadership team, including CEO Brian Cornell (right), visited St. Jude for the event. With the help of its vendors and celebrity partners, Target has provided more than $68 million in support to St. Jude since 1996. No fair is complete without rides! Isabella, who is being treated at St. Jude, enjoys a ride on the carousel at the Target House 20th anniversary celebration. St. Jude patient Camila, transformed by a face painter into a butterfly for the evening, enjoys the fair along with Tracey Burton, Target's senior director for corporate responsibility. Don Liu (center), executive vice president and chief legal and risk officer for Target, talks with the family of St. Jude patient Avery, who was diagnosed with craniopharyngioma at age 4. Now, Avery visits St. Jude every six months for check-ups. Her mom says Avery loves how much fun she has at St. Jude. Target's Bullseye gets a hug from St. Jude patients Keegan and Di'Neisha. Target team members in Memphis and around the country regularly volunteer their time and talents for St. Jude. Stephanie Lundquist, executive vice president and president of food and beverage for Target, spends time with St. Jude patient Makahla during the fun fair celebration. Kidz Bop was a special guest during the fair, providing a musical performance for the kids of St. Jude. Rick Gomez, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for Target, mans the carnival games during the festivities. Asher and his dad were both all smiles during a ride on the carousel at the Target House celebration. Since opening in 1999, Target House has been a place of comfort and respite for more than 4,500 families while their children receive treatment at St. Jude.