October 31, 2016
Natalie AlbersStaff Writer
Riding bikes. Playing with dolls. Throwing the ball around. These are the things childhood should be made of.
Unfortunately, not every little one experiences those simple joys every day. For too many, childhood is interrupted by a life-threatening disease that instead has them undergoing surgeries, getting chemotherapy and waiting for results.
No child should have to live like this. That’s why St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is there for these kids. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
St. Jude does all it can to let kids be kids, even while fighting diseases like cancer – from making shots as painless as possible, to ensuring families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. Because St. Jude believes that all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Since the majority of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most — saving kids regardless of their financial situation. Best Buy customers have helped give hope to countless St. Jude patients by donating nearly $21 million over the last several years. Because of this generosity, Best Buy is again partnering with St. Jude during the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign this holiday season.
“Time and time again, our customers and employees have shown us that St. Jude is a cause they want to support,” said Best Buy Chief Human Resources Officer Paula Baker. “This generosity and engagement means we can help St. Jude continue to save children from all over the world, as well as those in our own communities.”
Through Jan. 7, donations of $1, $5, $10 or any other amount are being accepted at the registers of every Best Buy store in the U.S. and Puerto Rico (as well as in Magnolia, Pacific Sales and Best Buy Mobile Specialty stores) and at BestBuy.com. Every dollar donated at Best Buy’s nearly 1,400 stores and on BestBuy.com supports the groundbreaking research and exceptional care at St. Jude.
In this season of Thanks and Giving, Best Buy is grateful for the generosity of customers helping St. Jude continue its lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®