The United States has left a clear message when it comes to healthcare bills — they are typically an exorbitant amount and with little to no choices to bring them down. This, unfortunately, hurts more families than we know, including families whose children are undergoing cancer treatments. If this doesn’t epitomize how unjust the system is, I don’t know what will.
This is not something any family should ever deal with, including during the holiday season.
However, some organizations and foundations have aided families in need when it comes to children’s hospital bills. Let’s take St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, for instance.
A commitment that endures over time
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a precious gem lodged deep in a world that often lacks positivity. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food because they believe that all a family should worry about during those times is helping their child live.
So, as traditions have it, Sofia Vergara and Luis Fonsi are joining the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital once again for their annual Thanks and Giving Campaign this holiday season.
“The St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign allows me to lend my voice to motivate people around the world to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its lifesaving work. At St. Jude, families can have peace of mind knowing they do not have to worry about the financial strain that comes with medical treatment because families never receive a bill from St. Jude,” Luis Fonsi said.
“I ask all to support St. Jude this holiday season and beyond. By caring for one another, we can continue to make a difference for future generations.”
The campaign focuses on offering gift options for everyone and anyone. Best of all, there’s a gift that accommodates a range of price points and budgets.
Purchasing a gift from this campaign will bring the ultimate holiday joy. These gifts do continue to give back – anyone who purchases these gifts will be contributing to helping St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s mission; shoppers will support children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Your gift to these children is more important than you’d know.
Check out Fonsi’s top three favorite St. Jude holiday gifts this year below.
Manger and Bright Star 3-Inch Glass Ornament
This 3-inch glass ornament features a nativity scene that was inspired by St. Jude’s patient Adrienne. Each ornament is inserted in a cylinder and then placed in a beautiful gift box for safekeeping.
I Love St. Jude Ceramic Mug by Coton Colors
Sip your favorite holiday drink this season with this lovely 16oz. ceramic mug designed by Coton Colors exclusively for St. Jude that features an “I Love St. Jude” design inspired by the amazing artwork of some of St. Jude’s patients.
Organic Bamboo Cutting Board with Handle
Las fiestas are when we share our love through food, especially within our Latinx community, and the organic bamboo cutting board can be your best helper. This cutting board features a stainless-steel handle for easy carrying, hanging, and gripping. It is also equipped with drip grooves to avoid spills, and the bamboo is inherently anti-microbial and moisture resistant. A laser engraved St. Jude logo shows your loved one you support St. Jude.
The gift of helping others is better than anything you’ll ever find at your nearest department store. Please consider bringing joy to families during this special season with these gifts picked out by Fonsi or browse through the St. Jude’s gift shop.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital leads the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures and saving children.