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Marlo Thomas and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) Kick Off The 5th Anniversary of the Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign Asking America to Support St. Jude While Shopping this Holiday Season
Date:11/24/2008

Jennifer Aniston, Robin Williams, Antonio Banderas, Washington Redskins' Jason Taylor join Marlo Thomas in this year's TV Spots to support the campaign with country superstars Keith Urban and Brad Paisley taking to the airwaves with Thanks and Giving radio messages

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital launched the fifth anniversary of its Thanks and Giving campaign, an unprecedented union of celebrities, media, retail and corporate partners that ask consumers to "Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not." The announcement was made today by Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude.

The Thanks and Giving campaign enlists the nation's leading brands and most respected businesses to help support the lifesaving work of St. Jude, one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases by raising funds and awareness. The 2008 campaign welcomes 57 partners, who have united during the competitive holiday retail season to raise funds that are vital to continuing the research and treatment taking place at St. Jude. Returning partners include Target, Kay Jewelers, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and their family of brands, CVS/pharmacy, Kmart, AutoZone, Dick's Sporting Goods, Domino's Pizza, Dollar General, Gymboree, and many more.

"We recognize the unparalleled economic pressures our retail partners are under this year, yet they have stood by us as we head into this holiday season," said Ms. Thomas. "What a testament to their leadership and what a blessing for the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Because no child is ever turned away for a family's inability to pay, their support and the support of their customers is needed this year more than ever."

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