MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Buy today presented St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® with a gift of $20.8 million as a result of the organization's record-breaking fundraising year for the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign. In celebration of this incredible milestone, Best Buy brought its top fundraising general managers to St. Jude for a technology-themed day full of activities with St. Jude patients, including silent disco, virtual reality and more.
Since 2013, Best Buy has raised more than $80 million for St. Jude. Because of partners like Best Buy, families at St. Jude never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
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. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® 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 more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude 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, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
SOURCE ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital