October 27, 2015
Natalie AlbersStaff Writer
Imagine hearing the words, “Your child has cancer.”
It’s something no family should have to experience, and a journey no child should have to endure. Unfortunately, each year thousands of children across the country spend part of their childhood fighting to have a future.
But when you hear the words, “St. Jude can help,” and learn about the life-saving work being done every day at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® … you also hear there is hope.
With the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign underway now at Best Buy, the company continues its partnership in helping St. Jude find cures for children fighting cancer by accepting donations at more than 1,400 Best Buy store locations and online.
Through Jan. 2, 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.
Thanks to the generosity of Best Buy customers who gave nearly $10 million to St. Jude during last year’s holiday season, 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.
Funding provided to St. Jude also helps ensure it continues to lead the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today – and St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
In this season of Thanks and Giving®, Best Buy is grateful for the generosity of customers helping St. Jude continue its life-saving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®