MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the second year in a row, Best Buy finished as the top fundraising partner in the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Thanks and Giving® campaign, raising more than $20 million to help fight childhood cancer and other diseases.
“Best Buy’s extraordinary dedication to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the holiday season has led to more than $20 million in donations to support our mission of finding cures and saving children,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. “We are so appreciative of Best Buy’s support which enables St. Jude to continue groundbreaking research and treatment while keeping our founding promise 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.”
“The generosity of our customers and employees really makes a difference,” said Laura Bishop, Best Buy’s chief corporate responsibility and sustainability officer. “When a child is facing a health crisis, a family’s world can turn upside down. St. Jude ensures that parents can focus on helping their child get well. We are proud to be a part of that.”
Best Buy joined the Thanks and Giving® campaign five years ago and, by accepting donations in-store and online, has raised nearly $60 million to support St. Jude.
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 Best Buy:
Best Buy is a leading provider of technology products, services and solutions. The company offers expert service at an unbeatable price more than 1.5 billion times a year to the consumers, small business owners and educators who visit our stores, engage with Geek Squad Agents or use BestBuy.com or the Best Buy app. The company has operations in the U.S. where more than 70 percent of the population lives within 15 minutes of a Best Buy store, as well as in Canada and Mexico, where Best Buy has a physical and online presence.