CINCINNATI, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning November 1st, 2011, as shoppers head out to get a jump-start on the holiday shopping season, Frontgate customers will be able to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during the eighth annual Thanks and Giving campaign.
Customers who shop with Frontgate from November 1st through December 31st will be invited to share a meaningful donation to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital this holiday shopping season.
"Frontgate is a committed partner to our holiday Thanks and Giving campaign, helping us increase awareness and raise funds for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude," said Marlo Thomas, national outreach director for St. Jude. "It is because of partners like Frontgate and their customers that we can keep our promise that no child will ever be turned away if a family can't pay."
For the second year, Frontgate will participate in the Thanks and Giving campaign, a holiday campaign that asks shoppers to "Give thanks for the healthy children in your life, and give to those who are not." The campaign unites normal business competitors with one goal during the holiday season – to build awareness and raise funds to support the vital research and treatment being done at St. Jude.
St. Jude is the nation's leading pediatric research and treatment center devoted solely to children with cancer and other deadly diseases and the only hospital that covers all of the costs for treatment, travel, food and lodging for each patient and a family member.
Since it opened its doors nearly 50 years ago, St. Jude has developed protocols that have helped push survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent to 80 percent overall. In fact, the survival rate for the most common form of childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, has risen from just 4 percent in 1962 to 94 percent today.
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About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The hospital's research has helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent when the institution opened to almost 80 percent today. It is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children, and no family ever pays St. Jude for care. For more information, go to www.stjude.org and follow St. Jude on www.facebook.com/stjude and www.twitter.com/stjude.