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Stars of Film, Television, Sports and Music Join Marlo Thomas to Kick Off the 6th Annual Thanks and Giving(R) Campaign to Support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R)
Date:11/4/2009

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital launched the sixth annual 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.

For the first time, GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer and songwriter Luis Fonsi stars in broadcast and print ads in Spanish-language markets around the United States and Puerto Rico. Luis Fonsi will be the celebrity ambassador for the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign in the Hispanic community. Carrie Underwood and Darius Rucker have volunteered their time to the Thanks and Giving campaign this year to record special radio messages that can be heard on more than 200 stations around the country.

Returning to the Thanks and Giving campaign this year are long-time celebrity friends, Jennifer Aniston, Robin Williams, Antonio Banderas and New Orleans Saints' Reggie Bush, who star in the heartwarming national television spots with patients from St. Jude that air during the holiday season. The television spots are produced each year by award-winning producer/director Tony Thomas, the son of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital founder, Danny Thomas.

"We are thrilled that such incredible people in the entertainment community lend their talents and time to support the Thanks and Giving campaign," said Marlo Thomas. "Their generosity impacts the lives of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases in America and across the world."

The Thanks and Giving campaign continues to receive support from celebrity friends, such as the Jonas Brothers who have provided a special video, with the new social networking component
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