Michael Strahan and Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien team up for St. Jude Game Day. Give Back

On February 5, football fans nationwide can party with a purpose to support childhood cancer

On February 5, football fans nationwide can party with a purpose to support childhood cancer

 

Memphis, Tennessee (January 19, 2012) – As the nation’s top football teams compete for their place at Super Bowl® XLVI on February 5, NFL All-Pro and Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan and Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien have teamed up to recruit fans nationwide to host St. Jude Game Day. Give Back. parties to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and help tackle childhood cancer.

St. Jude Game Day. Give Back. gives fans the opportunity to party with a purpose and celebrate the high point of the football season while raising funds for kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases. Strahan is helping spread the message that you don’t have to be a football star to make a game-winning play.

“St. Jude Game Day. Give Back. gives football fans across the country a way to celebrate the big game with friends and family while helping kids celebrate their own personal victories against cancer,” said Strahan. “The heart and determination I’ve seen from St. Jude patients is bigger than any opponent I ever faced on the field.”

Fans can invite friends and family members to their homes for the big game to cheer on their favorite team or create virtual parties online to gather donations that support the kids of St. Jude. In addition, the website offers party planners a range of game day treats from celebrity chef Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien, whose show appears on Food Network.

“St. Jude Game Day. Give Back. is the ideal way to party with a purpose,” said Lillien. “Food, friends and football are a winning recipe to fundraise for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”

Host your party at home (some cleanup required)

  • Party planners can visit www.stjude.org/gameday to register their at-home St. Jude Game Day. Give Back. parties, where they will be able to set up special e-vites and a personal fundraising page for guests to RSVP and donate. Party planners also can download other party planning tips and resources to make them the hosts with the most.
  • The site also provides a menu of great party recipes from Hungry-Girl.com and additional party planning tips to help make each host’s party a winning affair.
  • Hosts can share their party information online via Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, email and LinkedIn.

Host your virtual party (no mess and no lingering guests!)

  • Virtual planners can go to www.stjude.org/gameday to set up their St. Jude Game Day. Give Back. parties.
  • Supporters can set up personal fundraising pages where their guests can donate.
  • Hosts can share their party information online via Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, email and LinkedIn.
  • The virtual option allows hosts to encourage donations from friends and families across the nation, with no post-party cleanup!

To register your party today or to learn more visit www.stjude.org/gameday.