MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Nov. 11, 2021) – With the holiday season right around the corner, consumers nationwide can support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® by shopping during the annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign. St. Jude patient Imani, who received a cancer diagnosis at only 5 weeks old, is one of the patients featured in this year’s campaign and symbolizes many children like herself who benefit from St. Jude supporters everywhere.
In 2019, first-time parents Khurram and Sarah received the unimaginable news that their 5-week-old baby girl, Imani, had a cancerous brain tumor. Surgery was able to remove most of the tumor, and Imani received chemotherapy at St. Jude that allowed a second surgery to remove her tumor completely. Imani is now back home and got to celebrate her second Ramadan with her family.
“We were at rock bottom,” said Imani’s dad Khurram. “Now, Alhumdulillah, we are on the road to recovery. We have passed milestones we never thought we’d see.”
Thanks to generous donors through the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, 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.
Adding a dose of holiday cheer to the campaign are Jennifer Aniston, Luis Fonsi, Yara Shahidi, Michael Strahan, and Sofia Vergara who will join St. Jude National Outreach Director Marlo Thomas to rally consumers across the country to support St. Jude while shopping and donating in-store and online.
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.