MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keith Urban, Ne-Yo, Hanson and Anthony Hamilton are just a few of the latest celebrities to join the popular #ThisShirtSavesLives campaign to help raise funds and awareness for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Since launching at the end of last year, the movement has continued to gain momentum online, reaching more than 271 million people through 20,000 posts and shares of the #ThisShirtSavesLives hashtag.
More than 40 St Jude celebrity friends have taken to social media to post pictures wearing the t-shirt including Briana Babineax, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Erica Campbell, Jencarlos Canela, Regulo Caro, Jakalyn Carr, Jessie James Decker, Raheem DeVaughn, Jermaine Dupri, Brett Eldredge, Luis Fonsi, Cristian De La Fuente, Daisy Fuentes, JJ Hairston, Intocable, Casey J, Frankie J, Juanes, Adamari Lopez, Roland Martin, Willie Moore Jr., Maren Morris, PJ Morton, Banda MS, Elise Neal, Gina Neely, Horacio Palencia, Helen Ochoa, Gerardo Ortiz, Jake Owen, Banda El Recodo, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Rickey Smiley, Jesse Williams, Calibre 50 and many more.
"We are so thankful for everyone who has rallied around THIS SHIRT SAVES LIVES as we continue to build momentum around this movement," said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "Our Partners In Hope enable us to continue with groundbreaking research and treatment all while keeping our founding promise that 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."
The t-shirt, which simply states "This Shirt Saves Lives," is available exclusively to those who become Partners In Hope, donors who give $20 per month to the hospital's lifesaving work. So far, nearly 45,000 people have joined the campaign and pledged monthly support for St. Jude.
This Thursday and Friday, nearly 50 radio stations across the country will participate in THIS SHIRT SAVES LIVES. In addition, more than 500 digital influencers from the #WeAllGrow Latina Network are joining the movement by wearing the shirt during the organization's annual gathering.
To join the THIS SHIRT SAVES LIVES movement, visit www.thisshirtsaveslives.org.
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 or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
SOURCE St. Jude Children's Research Hospital