Jimmy Kimmel has officially joined the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign!
According to PR Newswire, Jimmy, along with other celebs including Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Vergara, Michael Strahan, and Luis Fonsi, star in TV spots and a movie trailer giving thanks in this holiday season, and also raising funds and awareness in the fight to end childhood cancer. These spots will debut on November 23, and run through the end of the year.
“I’m honored to be involved in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign this year and to be part of the team that is helping to save the lives of children in communities across America and around the world,” Jimmy said in his video. “My new friends Kenlie and Jaycee, who I filmed a television spot with this year, are a true inspiration to me. I hope that everyone will join me and help the children of St. Jude who are in the biggest fight of their lives.”
The St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign brings together a multitude of celebrities, media and over 70 of the nation’s leading, national brands that ask consumers to support St. Jude while they shop this November-December.
Additional celebrities involved include Lily Aldridge, Ashley Tisdale, Ashley Greene,Lucy Hale, The Band Perry, Sam Hunt, Olivia Holt, Zac Posen, David Lee, Mike Conley, Cristian de La Fuente, Karla Martinez, David and Tamela Mann, Jazmine Sullivan, Erica Campbell, Travis Greene,Anita Wilson, Latice Crawford and many more.
“We are so thankful for this incredible group of celebrity friends who lend their hearts, time and talent for our St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign,” said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “They help us bring our lifesaving mission to millions of people who then open their hearts to the children of St. Jude during the holiday season. This amazing support allows us to keep my father’s founding promise that no family pays St. Jude for anything – not for treatment, travel, housing or food – because we believe all a family should worry about is helping their child live.”
Celebs have also holiday products to benefit St. Jude. Longtime supporter Daisy Fuentes designed an inspirational bracelet and the family of Maya Angelou designed a one-of-a-kind blessings jar for the St. Jude Gift Shop. Both of these products, along with hundreds of St. Jude items ranging from ornaments, baking goods and apparel, are available to purchase online during the holiday season with all proceeds benefitting St. Jude.
It’s great that so many celebs are getting involved with the campaign! St. Jude does incredible things for children all year long, and especially during the holidays! This is the 12th year of the campaign, and I know it will continue on for many years to come.