MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For many viewers watching the 2017 Golden Globe® Awards, the event celebrates more than the best in film and television. Thanks to the support of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® will be the benefiting charity during several screening celebrations called the St. Jude Red Carpet for Hope to help raise awareness and funds for the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children®.
Four galas are scheduled on Sunday, Jan. 8, in The Woodlands, Texas, as well as Chicago, Illinois, Miami, Florida, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also lending their support this year are St. Jude supporters who are hosting home viewing parties across the country on behalf of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Before the telecast, the galas will include a reception, live auction (bidding open online), dinner and St. Jude patient family speakers. Additionally, there will be a watch party for St. Jude patient families sponsored by Lancôme at the St. Jude Target House residential facility in Memphis, Tennessee. Among the families will be St. Jude cancer survivor Isabelle whose acting repertoire includes scenes in Halle Berry's new movie "Kidnap" and the television show "NCIS."
St. Jude supporters, Michael and Berit Francis, launched the first St. Jude Red Carpet for Hope event in Minneapolis, Minnesota, four years ago as a way to give back to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital following the treatment of their daughter's brain cancer. Thanks to generous donors at events like the St. Jude Red Carpet for Hope, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
"Having the support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to shine a light on the life-saving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a gift," said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "Since opening our doors in 1962, St. Jude has helped increase the overall survival rate of childhood cancer from 20 percent to 80 percent. And we believe every child with cancer should grow up to be healthy and strong. With the support from events like St. Jude Red Carpet for Hope, we hope childhood cancer patients and their families will get more chances to star in their dreams."
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About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).
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