St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign

Best Buy employees run the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend

20 Dec: Record number of Best Buy employees run in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend

David Garcia felt a piercing pain in his left knee at mile 3 of the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend last Saturday. But he kept going, determined to finish the full 26.2 miles with the support of his family and Team Best Buy. 

“I rounded the corner, and there’s the Best Buy team cheering me on,” said David, vice president of retail operations and profit protection. “It made me happy to see them.” 

He was one of a record 18 members of Team Best Buy who showed up in Tennessee’s second-biggest city with two goals in mind: to fundraise and finish.

An image of the logos for Best Buy and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

13 Oct: Best Buy kicks off annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign to fight childhood cancer

Treatments invented at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have helped push the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened nearly 60 years ago. That astounding fact is just one of the many reasons Best Buy is welcoming back the Thanks and Giving® campaign this year.

The annual holiday campaign returns to Best Buy on Oct. 10, and we’re asking our employees and customers to come together to support children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


19 Mar: Best Buy Celebrates $22.4M Raised for St. Jude, Becomes Largest Corporate Donor in Campaign History

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the commitment our employees and customers have shown to help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in its mission to treat the toughest childhood cancers and pediatric diseases.

This year, we raised more than $22.4 million in stores and online during the holiday season, making Best Buy the largest corporate donor ever for the annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign. That’s on the heels of a record-breaking campaign last year, when we collected more than $22.5 million in donations — the most money brought in by a single partner in a given year.


12 Oct: With $100M Raised for St. Jude, Best Buy Invites Community to Fight Childhood Cancer

Since Best Buy began participating in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign eight years ago, we have proven that when a community comes together, amazing things can happen.

The St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign is back at Best Buy, and starting Oct. 12, we are asking our employees and customers to come together once again to fight childhood cancer.

We are inviting customers to donate at the registers in every Best Buy store, online at and during in-home service visits.


28 Oct: Best Buy sets sights on raising $100 million for St. Jude

Imagine the stress and uncertainty of watching a loved one go through cancer treatment. The last thing you should worry about is finances. That’s why families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food. And it’s just one of the many reasons why Best Buy partners with St. Jude during the holiday season.

St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and around the world, and the hospital freely shares its discoveries with doctors and scientists worldwide to help save thousands more children.


08 Mar: St. Jude visit offers Best Buy leaders a dose of hope

The anticipation of visiting a hospital for sick children can stir a range of emotions. Best Buy General Manager Derek Muller expected a heartbreaking experience of seeing kids fighting cancer and other diseases. Instead, on a tour of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ® in Memphis, he saw hope.

“The children were all laughing and smiling and doing what kids their age should be doing — being kids,” he said. “I am so thankful for being able to be a part of this, to see what St.


04 Mar: Best Buy beats own record to be top fundraiser for St. Jude campaign


Best Buy customers and employees donated $20.8 million in stores and online to help end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


(MINNEAPOLIS, MARCH 4, 2019) – For the third consecutive year, Best Buy finished as the top fundraising partner in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s® annual Thanks and Giving® campaign. Best Buy set a new record for itself, raising $20.8 million over the holiday season to help in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

“What makes Best Buy so special is that we are a company with a great big heart.


31 Jan: Best Buy teammates, a cancer survivor and a trip to St. Jude

Christian Crawford and Denton Olson are sales consultants at Best Buy who took a journey to the place that saved Denton’s life. The teammates at the Best Buy store in Columbia, Missouri, traveled to Memphis to visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® as participants in a health study looking at long-term effects of cancer treatment.

Denton is alive and healthy thanks to breakthroughs discovered by scientists and doctors at St. Jude — work that continues every day because of generous donations, including those made at Best Buy during our St.


29 Oct: St. Jude, Best Buy join to fight childhood cancer this holiday season

Since 2013, Best Buy has joined St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in the fight against cancer and other life-threatening childhood diseases. In that time, our generous customers have shown their support by donating nearly $60 million in our stores and online!

The St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign is back at Best Buy for the sixth year, and this holiday season we hope to do even more to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.® Watch the video to learn why Best Buy supports St.

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29 Mar: Best Buy Employees Bring Tech Fun, $20 Million to St. Jude

If you shopped at Best Buy over the holiday season and gave to the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign, this one’s for you. The dollars generously donated in our stores and online stacked up to a new record, and this week we were honored to donate $20 million to St. Jude on your behalf.

Best Buy employees and leaders from around the country traveled to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in Memphis, Tennessee, to present the money, tour the family-focused facility, meet patients, and see miracles in the making.


30 Oct: Join Best Buy in Supporting St. Jude Families


When cancer strikes a family, life instantly turns upside down. Parents will stop at nothing to save their children’s lives. But, too often, that care comes at a cost: stress caused by time away from home and work, loss of income and mounting healthcare bills. That’s where St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is different.

St. Jude wants families to worry only about helping their children live, and that’s why Best Buy participates in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign.

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23 Dec: St. Jude Surgeon Continues Brother’s Cancer Fight

It was Christmas 2009 when Mike Gleason received a diagnosis that shattered his world and that of his family: He had glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive brain tumor with a bleak prognosis. He also had a wife and two sons, ages 6 months and 2 years.

Mike, a longtime Best Buy employee, worked in the Demand Planning department at the corporate office. His role was to stay on top of technology and forecast the latest products customers would want. What he couldn’t have predicted was that diagnosis – or how he’d lose his hard-fought battle with cancer just seven months later, at age 32.