St. Jude Thanks and Giving


13 Dec: Seattle customer makes big St. Jude donation at Best Buy

A frequent customer amazed employees at a Seattle-area Best Buy this week by making a huge donation to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Thanks and Giving campaign.

On Tuesday, tech entrepreneur and businessman Dave Anastasi was buying gifts at the store in Issaquah, Washington, to donate to another organization. Then he decided to spread even more joy. Dave showed up the next day with a $25,000 check for St. Jude.

“Believe in miracles because they do happen,” Dave said. “They [the kids at St.

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20 Feb: With $20 Million Raised, Best Buy Remains Top St. Jude Partner

What does it take to raise $20 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®? Generous customers, passionate employees and big hearts. At Best Buy, all three came together over the holiday season – and the dollars donated set a new record for our company.

In addition, we just completed our fifth season participating in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign, and once again earned the top spot among all participating retailers. To date, Best Buy has raised nearly $60 million for St.

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03 Jan: St. Jude Treatments Turn Employee’s Grim Diagnosis into Bright Future

You can sum up Jeremy Finney’s approach to fighting cancer with this visual: At 16 years old, he rode his bike 8 miles each way to and from radiation treatments.

That’s grit.

He showed no symptoms of cancer until he woke up one morning with a grapefruit-sized tumor in his neck. As a swimmer, football player and cyclist, getting aggressive treatment for Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma was the last activity Jeremy planned to squeeze into his busy schedule. But the next day he had his first of several surgeries and started treatment.

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22 Feb: St. Jude, Best Buy Celebrate Fundraising Milestone

Best Buy on Wednesday was named the largest St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign donor for the 2016 holiday season. Through generous customer donations made in its stores and online over three months, the company raised more than $18.2 million to support the life-saving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

“It’s incredible to see the life in that hospital and see what St. Jude does every day,” said Paula Baker, Best Buy’s chief human resources officer and executive sponsor of the company’s Thanks and Giving campaign.