Suit Up for St. Jude exceeds expectations, raising $51,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
Las Vegas community and business leaders celebrate month-long virtual fundraising campaign –
Celebrates with Suit Up for St. Jude Clothing Event at Stitched at Tivoli Village on May 15
Throughout the month of March, the Las Vegas community and business leaders joined together in the battle against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases by participating in STITCHED presents: Suit Up for St. Jude.
Each of the 17 participants committed to raising $2,500 for the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® with incentives for the top fundraisers, including a package from STITCHED, Montblanc, Anne Fontaine and others, with an overall goal of raising $35,000. The campaign officially wrapped up on March 31 and thanks to the effort of these local leaders, $51,000 was raised to support the mission of St. Jude. The top fundraiser was Shawn Tempesta of KTNV’s Las Vegas Morning Blend, followed by Travis Turner and Kady Casullo.
Thanks to generous donors who support campaigns like Suit Up for St. Jude, 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. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
The community can still make a donation to the campaign through June 30, 2021 by clicking here or they can also participate in a shopping event at STITCHED at Tivoli Village on Saturday, May 15, 10am-6pm. Shop at 50% off everything with 100% of STITCHED suits and sport coats sales donated to St. Jude.
For more information, please contact Erica.Thompson@stjude.org or call 702-278.4708.
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. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. 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.