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New fundraising challenge tied to Inspiration4 launches today for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Mission: Inspired aims to help support fundraising goal with unique incentives related to world’s first civilian mission to space

Memphis, Tennessee, Mar. 1, 2021

Mission: Inspired fundraising challenge unlocks prizes and experiences

Launching today is a fundraising challenge for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®  called St. Jude Mission: Inspired. The peer-to-peer campaign celebrates Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian space flight, and is part of the Inspiration4 quest to raise $200 million to help save kids with childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. 

Kicking off the challenge is an early bird sweepstakes. Those who register and raise $100 for St. Jude through March 31 will be entered to win an aerobatic flight on a fighter jet (Aero L-39 Albatros) flown by Inspiration4 commander Jared Isaacman.

In the months leading up to the Inspiration4 mission, several other incentives will be offered to recognize the fundraising milestones achieved and positive impact of these efforts on St. Jude families. Examples include an onsite Inspiration4 launch experience, personal in-flight messages from the Inspiration4 crew, flight jackets, Limited Edition t-shirts and more. Most importantly, participants will walk away with the satisfaction of knowing they are part of a bigger mission to make a difference in children’s lives across the globe.

To launch a fundraising mission, start the journey by registering at Participants will work toward fundraising milestones named after the four seats on the Inspiration4 mission: Generosity ($500), Leadership ($1,500), Prosperity ($5,000) and Hope ($15,000).

Because of 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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About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened in 1962. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

Media Contacts:

Kurt Rossler
ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
(901) 578-6752