Chip Gaines and friends launch celebrity fundraiser for St. Jude

Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Drew Barrymore, Kevin Love and other celebrities are calling on their followers for a social fundraising campaign.

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Chip Gaines

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Two years ago, Chip Gaines vowed to shave his head on-site at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital if friends and followers were able to help him raise $25,000 in just under a week. The response was overwhelming — in total, $230,000 was raised — and Chip left St. Jude with a lot less hair than he had when he arrived...

When he and his wife Joanna went to Memphis to present them with that money, the kids of St. Jude changed them forever.

In a few weeks, Chip and Jo are going back to visit St. Jude. In an effort to top his previous efforts, Chip is tossing out a challenge and trying to bring as many people in on the fun as he can.

It's called the #ChipInChallenge and the goal is to beat $230,000.   Chip has tapped some friends — Jennifer Lopez, Drew Barrymore, Kacey Musgraves, Alex Rodriguez, Florida Georgia Line, Jessie James Decker, among others — to take on the challenge with him and help surpass the goal.

The fundraising challenge is the latest show of support of St. Jude from the Gaineses, founders of home and lifestyle brand Magnolia who rose to fame on the HGTV series Fixer Upper.

Chip and Joanna Gaines at Target House

Chip and Joanna Gaines in the dining room at Target House, which they helped renovate in 2017. 

In 2017, following the launch of Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, Chip and Joanna teamed up with St. Jude corporate partner Target to renovate the dining room at Target House, the long-term lodging facility for St. Jude patients and families. 

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