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23 Dec: Paying it forward: How one Best Buy Employee helped bring joy to her community this holiday season

Shatae Belajac has always been involved in her community. An Assistant Sales Manager out of Pittsburgh, PA, Belajac is no stranger to doing community outreach through Best Buy. She has worked with Make-A-Wish Foundation, and has also been a St. Jude ambassador for the past six years, sharing stories and keeping her district updated on all their efforts.

So, when she heard about University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a local hospital whose pediatric burn unit usually does not get toy donations for their patients – she sprung right into action.

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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.

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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.

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10 Feb: Best Buy Leaders Visit St. Jude Patients, Bring $10.2 Million in Customer Donations

The recent St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign at Best Buy was the most successful one yet, but it’s the faces behind the cause that really matter. And this week, a group of Best Buy store general managers (GMs) got to see those faces, in person, at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

The GMs were from the stores that led the company in dollars donated or the percentage of transactions with a donation attached. As recognition for their fundraising, the leaders got to tour the hospital in Memphis and meet with patients and families.

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27 Oct: Best Buy Welcomes Back St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign in Stores, Online

Imagine hearing the words, “Your child has cancer.”

It’s something no family should have to experience, and a journey no child should have to endure. Unfortunately, each year thousands of children across the country spend part of their childhood fighting to have a future.

But when you hear the words, “St. Jude can help,” and learn about the life-saving work being done every day at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® … you also hear there is hope.

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20 Feb: Best Buy Helps Donate $9.7M to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Photos: Courtesy of St. Jude

This past holiday, Mary Collett’s Best Buy mobile store in Odessa, Texas, was a company-wide leader in contributing to the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign.

On Wednesday, she got to see first-hand all the good that money can do at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

“Until you visit St. Jude, you don’t really grasp the immenseness of it all,” she said during the tour of the Memphis-based hospital. “There are so many staff members.