The power of gratitude fuels many a holiday gathering, an end of year list, or the bestowing of gifts. With the St. Jude’s Thanks and Giving campaign, it impacts quite a bit more: financial support to the yearly Thanks and Giving campaign contributes to the public funds necessary for the family care, patient treatment, and research that are key parts of St. Jude’s Research Hospital.
Predicated on a unique model where no family is turned away because of financial status, St. Jude’s was founded, developed, and started by actor Danny Thomas of The Danny Thomas Show. His daughter, Marlo Thomas, continues the legacy as the National Outreach Director for the institution.
Founder Danny Thomas on the left; Daughter Marlo Thomas on the right
I personally happen to know how important St. Jude’s is to Marlo Thomas: In 2010, I was a videographer and video editor for MarloThomas.com. It was my first real job after graduate school. You don’t forget that first step, and you don’t always have the chance to say thank you to the person that helped jumpstart creative career.
And so, the power of gratitude compelled me to talk with “That Girl,” to jump at the opportunity to say thank you not just a person who helped me, but someone who has also been instrumental to the lives of children and families here and internationally by strengthening, fostering, growing, sharing, and supporting the St. Jude’s community.
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For more on the Thanks and Giving, head to the St. Jude’s website (https://www.stjude.org/media-resources/news-releases/2022-fundraising-news/thanks-and-giving-launch.html) or visit a participating store.