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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- One of America's best-known,
multi-talented entertainers, Chris Brown, has taken on a starring role as
video host for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's(R) Math-A-Thon
program, now in it's 29th year. Chris, who visited the hospital last year
and is a steady supporter of St. Jude, takes his support to the next level
by encouraging students to use their math skills to help children with
cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
As Chris tells students, "We can all make a difference in the lives of
others. I'm proud to help St. Jude. I feel like I'm just a regular person
Chris stars in the Math-A-Thon video to show middle schoolers that math
and fundraising are still "cool." The video encourages students to continue
to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude in a fast pace, MTV-style video
featuring video clips from his mega hit "Run It."
Chris Brown is a multi Grammy-nominated entertainer, the 2006 Billboard
Music Artist of the Year, a pop singer, dancer and actor He releases his
sophomore album Exclusive November 6, and also has a leading role in the
upcoming movie This Christmas, which hits theaters November 21. His
self-titled debut album premiered at #2 on the Billboard charts and has
sold 2.5 million copies worldwide. Chris headlined his own "Up Close &
Personal" tour in 2006, during which he raised more than $50,000 for St.
Jude through the donation of proceeds from every ticket sold. His new "Ford
Presents Up Close & Personal Holiday Exclusive Tour," which he will also
headline, begins in December.
The Math-A-Thon Live video, featuring Chris Brown, will be shown in
thousands of schools across the country educating kids about Math-A-Thon,
one of St. Jude's most successful fundraising campaigns and one of
America's largest education based fundraisers. Students participating in
Math-A-Thon ask for pledges from family and friends, as either an
amount-per-problem or a one time donation. Students then complete math
problems using the Math-A-Thon Funbook or interactive CD-ROM. Last year
alone Math-A-Thon raised more than $22 million and is expected to raise
more than $25 million this school year.
To learn more about Math-A-Thon and how you can get involved, visit
ALSAC/St. Jude Contact:
ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Work: 310.275.0301 Cell: 323.640.9434
ABOUT ST. JUDE:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for
its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and
other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and
based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with
scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays
for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are
never asked to pay. St Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its
fundraising organization. For more information, please visit
SOURCE St. Jude Children's Research Hospital