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Target House(R) Celebrates 10 Years with a Celebrity-Studded Big Top Birthday Party
Date:9/14/2009

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Target House, a long-term housing facility for families of patients who are receiving life-saving treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital((R)) in Memphis, Tenn., turned "double-digits" this year. To commemorate 10 years of providing a home-away-from-home for St. Jude patients and their families, Target House is celebrating this milestone with a star-studded event by involving celebrities who have helped contribute to the House over the years.

Celebrity friends, including Shaun White, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Scott Hamilton, Amy Grant, Sean Conway and Tony Thomas, will join former and current Target House residents to celebrate 10 years with a big top birthday party. The circus-themed festivities will kick off on Friday, September 18 and include a larger-than-life tiered birthday cake stage, special performances from season six American Idol first runner-up, Blake Lewis, Memphis' own urban acrobatic troupe and America's Got Talent contestants, Beale Street Flippers, and more -- all under a big top circus tent.

Additionally, guests will be able to tour newly remodeled celebrity-designed rooms, including the Shaun White Great Room, Jonas Brothers Karaoke Stage in the current dining room, Amy Grant Music Room, Paisley Lodge and Sean Conway Courtyard, which have all received makeovers to help inspire and enhance resident life at Target House.

"Over the past ten years, Target House has become such a vital part of the St. Jude community, that it's hard to remember what the hospital was like without it," says Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "More than just a warm and beautiful housing facility, it is a safe haven for the Moms and Dads and children of St. Jude -- a place of family and community, a place of shared journeys of pain and celebration that is as
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