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Childhood Cancer
Awareness Month

Lucy Hale is the St. Jude ambassador for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


Actress, singer and activist Lucy Hale is joining the nationwide movement to end pediatric cancer as the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ambassador for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September.

Hale, a Memphis native and long-time supporter of St. Jude, recently came back to visit the hospital and was greeted by a surprise guest, Bailey, a patient she first met during her 2014 visit as a celebrity supporter. Connections such as that motivated Hale to lend her voice and social influence to St. Jude for the month of September.


St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Since we opened our doors more than 50 years ago, treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

“Our sincerest thanks to Lucy Hale for playing this pivotal role for us during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. “The lifesaving mission of St. Jude has been a key part of Lucy’s life since she was a child growing up in Memphis, and we are so pleased to have her serve as our ambassador and equally thankful for everyone who is joining her to support us in September and throughout the year.”


Hale also will be lacing up her running shoes to take part in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, along with tens of thousands of other participants in 65 communities around the nation.

Thanks to support from generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

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