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Support St Jude: This Shirt Saves Lives Campaign
I’ve long been a fan of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I remember watching the telethon when I was a child and I’ve always been fascinated with the story of how Danny Thomas turned his dream into a reality. A HUGE reality, actually. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a place unlike any other and you might remember that I shared about my time at St. Jude Hospital when I attended the Day of Play Carnival hosted at the hospital by Carnival Cruise Lines.
In case you aren’t familiar with the hospital and the story behind it, it all started with a dream and a promise that Danny Thomas had many years ago. It’s one of my favorite stories and you can read all about how Danny Thomas created St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and how it’s become the truly amazing facility that it is today.
The short version is that Danny Thomas had come upon hard times in his life and while praying to St. Jude Thaddeus he made this promise, “Show me my way in life and I will build you a shrine.” As his career took off, Danny never forgot that promise and worked relentlessly throughout his life as a champion for children facing cancer.
Fast forward to today, and St. Jude Children’s Hospital is probably more than he could ever dreamed that it would be! hat I witnessed was nothing short of pure hope and joy! I had the amazing opportunity to visit the hospital earlier this week and I have to tell you, my heart is still bursting with love and joy over this amazing place that brings so much hope to children from all over the world and their families.
The hospital itself is so colorful and vibrant, and I have to mention that the air inside the hospital is literally the freshest air I’ve ever taken in. It doesn’t smell like a hospital at all either. So much care and attention go into every little detail here so that children are comfortable and feel at ease during their time at the hospital.
As you know, I’m a huge fan of Carnival Cruise Lines and I love their strong partnership with St. Jude. If you’ve ever cruised Carnival, then you might be familiar with the Groove for St. Jude parties that they throw. My daughter and I LOVE them and it’s a great chance to get out on the dance floor while supporting such a fantastic cause!
Wondering how YOU can support St. Jude?
There are so many ways! First of all, I support great brand partners like Carnival Cruise Lines because I so admire their dedication and sincere love for causes like St. Jude. I also love the fact that they offer great ways for people like you and me to support these causes as well.
This Shirt Saves Lives Campaign
I love this campaign so much and I’m so proud to wear this shirt! My family has been a St Jude partner for years and I can’t think of a better cause to support! Right now when you commit to donate just $20 per month to St. Jude you will receive this FREE This Shirt Saves Lives t-shirt in exchange for your kindness! Find out more about the St. Jude This Shirt Saves Lives campaign.
“The unwavering generosity of donors through campaigns like #ThisShirtSavesLives enables St. Jude doctors and scientists to embark upon visionary, one-of-a-kind efforts that continue the groundbreaking research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Every dollar donated also helps to ensure that 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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And of course, one of the very best things you can do to support St. Jude and it’s mission to continue to help children and their families that are facing cancer is to donate. I have long been a sponsor of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a monthly donation. It’s such a small sacrifice and goes to such a wonderful cause and I love being a tiny part of the HUGE work they are doing. If you are looking to support a cause, this is one that I can’t recommend enough – especially now that I have seen it first hand.
Continuing on with the dream that Danny Thomas had so many years ago, families can count on St. Jude regardless of race, creed or religion. You can read more about the St. Jude history and timeline here to see just how his dream has turned into a lifesaving place of hope for so many.