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St. Jude patient art paints a global picture during FedEx St. Jude Championship

PGA TOUR stop in Memphis benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Colorful, creative images of Earth and messages of hope from around the world will make up the globally focused patient art featured during the week of the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® has been the sole charitable beneficiary of the tournament since 1970, and artwork from its young patients will adorn custom FootJoy® shoes and TaylorMade® putter covers at the upcoming championship. These partnerships help bring global awareness to the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®

Art therapy is a part of the holistic treatment offered at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Hallways and common areas on the St. Jude campus display bright, heartwarming art created by patients. Many PGA TOUR pros have walked these hallways, met with patients and continue to support St. Jude.

“Art, like the lifesaving mission of St. Jude, transcends cultural boundaries and unites people across the globe,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “We are grateful for the decades of incredible support from FedEx, the PGA TOUR and the world’s greatest golfers who will join us for the FedEx St. Jude Championship. Their generosity helps fuel the six-year $12.9 billion St. Jude strategic plan to accelerate progress in research and treatment to help more kids around the world with cancer.”

More than 30 FootJoy athletes will wear custom shoes with global artwork, some of which will be up for bid on the Birdies for St. Jude online auction. This annual auction gives St. Jude supporters the opportunity to own one-of-a-kind items signed by their favorite professional golfers. During the 2021 tournament, more than 30 FootJoy-sponsored players wore custom shoes with artwork designed by St. Jude patient Bailey and in 2020, the artwork of choice was images of pizza created by St. Jude patient Nate.

Patient art will be featured prominently throughout the event on signage, apparel and décor. Fans, players, partners and other participants will see patient art on banners hung throughout TPC Southwind, on display during the 10th anniversary of the FedEx Purple Eagle Program and during the St. Jude JAM presented by Delta Dental of Tennessee and HH Global on Wednesday, Aug. 10, among other locations.

Because of fundraising events like the St. Jude JAM and FedEx St. Jude Championship, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food so they can focus on helping their child live.

For more information about St. Jude or the patient art program, visit stjude.org. To purchase merchandise featuring patient art, visit the St. Jude Gift Shop.

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% to more than 80% since the hospital opened in 1962. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

Contacts

Kurt Rossler

901-297-3512

kurt.rossler@alsac.stjude.org

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