National campaign to support the life-saving mission of St. Jude to find
cures for desperately ill children in communities everywhere
NEW YORK, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, five buildings in five cities across the country will illuminate in bright green to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's ongoing search for cures for cancer and other catastrophic diseases as the hospital kicks off its annual Thanks and Giving campaign. La Salle Plaza in Minneapolis, Minn., One Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Mich., One Financial Plaza in Providence, R.I., One Madison in New York, N.Y., and Brooklyn Borough Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y. will light up during the week of November 26.
These buildings are part of an unprecedented coming together of retail and corporate partners, media and celebrities, who are asking everyone to join them in supporting St. Jude's groundbreaking medical research that benefits children in communities across the country and around the world. St. Jude, the nation's leading children's medical research hospital, is the only pediatric cancer research center that pays for all treatment not covered by insurance, regardless of a family's ability to pay. Eighty-five cents of each dollar received goes directly to research and treatment.
Now in its fourth year, the Thanks and Giving campaign was created by award-winning actress and St. Jude National Outreach Director Marlo Thomas and her siblings, Terre and Tony Thomas, the children of hospital founder Danny Thomas. The campaign encourages customers to "Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not."
These buildings join a team of celebrities including Jennifer Aniston,
Bernie Mac, Robin Williams, Ray Romano, Reggie Bush, and Antonio Banderas,
as well as the National Football League, and 50 of the nation's leading
brands and most respected companies and their customers as they help St.
Jude to fulfill its mission of savin
|SOURCE St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
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