WAYNE, N.J., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Toys"R"Us® announced today that the Toys"R"Us Children's Fund, a public charity affiliated with the company, has made a financial commitment to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® in support of the annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign, an unprecedented union of celebrities, media, and more than 70 of the nation's leading brands and companies that ask consumers to donate while they shop to support the St. Jude mission of finding cures and saving children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
This is the first year Toys"R"Us will join celebrities, media, and more than 70 of the nation's leading brands and companies that unite to raise funds and awareness for the campaign. These funds are critical given that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
"Kids and families are at the core of what we do and who we are at Toys"R"Us," said Dave Brandon, Chairman and CEO of Toys"R"Us, Inc. "We are proud to add our name to the list of St. Jude supporters and look forward to helping fund their incredibly impressive work to eliminate childhood cancer forever."
Beginning Thanksgiving week and running through the end of the year, customers can learn more and support the campaign by visiting stjude.org.
"We are thrilled that Toys"R"Us has joined the St. Jude family," said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "Their extraordinary commitment to the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign is helping to provide the critical funds and awareness so St. Jude can continue to be a beacon of hope for children in communities everywhere."
Created by Marlo, Terre and Tony Thomas – children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas – the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign asks people to "give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not" in order to help St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and saving children.
To find your local Toys"R"Us or Babies"R"Us store, visit Toysrus.com or Babiesrus.com. To learn more about the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign or to make a donation, visit www.stjude.org or call 1-800-4STJUDE.
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.
About Toys"R"Us, Inc.
Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world's leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. Merchandise is sold in 875 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam, and in more than 765 international stores and over 245 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, the company provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Toys"R"Us, Inc. is headquartered in Wayne, NJ, and has an annual workforce of approximately 62,000 employees worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need. For more information, visit Toysrusinc.com or follow @ToysRUsNews on Twitter. Follow Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Toysrus and Facebook.com/Babiesrus and on Twitter at Twitter.com/Toysrus and Twitter.com/Babiesrus.
About the Toys"R"Us Children's Fund
The Toys"R"Us Children's Fund is a public charity affiliated with Toys"R"Us, Inc. Since its founding in 1992, the Fund has contributed millions of dollars annually to various children's organizations that support its key mission to keep children safe and help them in times of need. Primary fundraising activities include the annual Toys"R"Us Children's Fund Gala, a private, invitation-only event that showcases the work of the Fund and raises money to support its many beneficiaries.