Buffalo Trace Distillery
Memphis, TN (Nov. 19, 2020) – Now through Dec. 3, some of the biggest names in Hollywood and country music are coming together for the St. Jude Gifts that Give Auction to offer exclusive experiences that provide a great way to give back this holiday season. Once-in-a-lifetime opportunities up for bid include a personalized audio message from actress Kristen Bell, the voice of Princess Anna, for your child, just in time for the holidays. The fundraising event benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and the fight to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The St. Jude Gifts that Give Auction, established to honor and support St. Jude patient families through fundraising, features a curated selection of high-end destinations, VIP celebrity interactions and many other meaningful opportunities, all for this extraordinary, online-only event to support the mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®
More than 20 top-tier offerings include items such as dinner for two, joined by Jason and Brittany Aldean at E3Chophouse in Nashville, a pre-show dinner with Thomas Rhett or a backstage champagne toast and VIP concert experience with the legendary Lady A – all fantastic gifts to share with a loved one this holiday season. St. Jude supporters can also bid on a VIP experience with Buffalo Trace and the opportunity to purchase the first Stagg Jr. barrel ever sold to the public. The auction has virtual experiences covered, too: a bidder can invite five friends to a Zoom book club with Lauren Akins, or join Chrissy Metz for a Zoom meet & greet plus a virtual ticket to her Dec. 19 concert, a signed copy of This Is Me, and Christmas merch.
“Although we cannot be together in person this holiday season, Charles and I are dedicated to honoring and supporting the families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Cassie Kelley, St. Jude Leadership Council member and wife of Lady A’s Charles Kelley. “I am so honored to chair this auction and I hope it brings some joy and fun to all. Cancer does not stop and with support from generous donors, neither will St. Jude.”
Additional experiences available for bidding include a VIP four-night stay in an Ocean Front Prime Suite at Four Seasons Maui Wailea, plus dinner and personal concierge valued at $30,000, or a two-night stay at Santa Fe’s Five Star Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi. Winners of each package will be contacted directly to determine appropriate timing for each experience based on current and future restrictions on travel and in-person events.
Fundraising events like the St. Jude Gifts that Give Auction will ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all they should worry about is helping their child live. St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from 20 percent when we first opened our doors to more than 80 percent today. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
For the complete list of experiences available for bid, visit stjude.org/giftsthatgive
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. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® 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 more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude 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, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.