Sofia Vergara And Jennifer Aniston Partner With St. Jude For Thanksgiving Charity Campaign
In the holiday spirit of good will, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is partnering with celebrities like Sofia Vergara, Robin Williams and Jennifer Aniston to raise awareness and funds for children's health, as part of its ninth annual Thanks and Giving campaign. “There is no place like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and to be a part of this year’s St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign is humbling and inspiring,” said Modern Family star Sofia Vergara. “As a mother and a cancer survivor, I am touched that St. Jude’s research and treatment strives to save every child battling cancer and other deadly childhood diseases across America and around the world.”
Throughout the months of November and December, the Marlo Thomas-founded campaign asks that consumers shop at companies marked with the St. Jude logo, which allows them to make a donation or purchase specialty items that benefit St. Jude. Since its inception in 2004, the campaign has raised more than $312 million, which are used to fund research and treatment of cancer and other diseases plaguing children around the world. “I love being a part of the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign. It’s a great way for me to help give families the hope and strength they need to help their children fight the battle for their lives,” said Horrible Bosses actress Jennifer Aniston. “It was so much fun being with my new friends Mae and Bailey to film our commercial this year. These children are such an inspiration to me.”
The campaign will televise spots on network and cable broadcasts in the coming weeks, and will also debut a behind-the-scenes footage series on its website on November 16, just in time for Thanksgiving. “I look forward to laughing and hanging out with the patients from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital each year like I did with Brennan,” said funnyman Robin Williams. “I’m honored to be involved in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign each year and to be part of this team that is helping to save the lives of children in communities across America.”
Check out the campaign video released in September below, featuring Keith Urban, Williams, Aniston, and others:
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