Annual concert tees off week-long events for FedEx St. Jude Championship
MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today through August 10, bidding is open for an online auction affiliated with a special concert benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®: the St. Jude JAM presented by Delta Dental of Tennessee and HH Global. The concert event takes place at 5.30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, August 10, at the Memphis Botanic Garden and tees off a week of events held during the FedEx St. Jude Championship, where 125 of the world’s best PGA Tour golfers will come to Memphis to compete for the FedEx Cup.
The auction offers bidders an opportunity to help St. Jude kids by donating to its mission: Finding cures. Saving children.® Supporters can bid on trips to Italy, Mexico, the Gulf Coast and the Great Smoky Mountains, a St. Jude travel set from Tumi®, and a VIP NASCAR experience with athlete Michael Waltrip at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The online auction concludes at 8:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, August 10.
The St. Jude JAM will also feature in-person bidding for several unique live auction items such as tickets to the Masters Golf Tournament, Super Bowl LVII & Phoenix Open, a 7-Night Oceanfront Stay at The Beach Villas at Nanuku Resort in Fiji, and a vacation to Beaver Creek, Colorado for the St. Jude Elevation 8080 event.
One sought-after item is a replica 1965 Shelby Cobra Roadster built by FedEx pilots. The annual car build has become a tradition, raising nearly $800,000 for St. Jude since 2015. Because of support from events like the St. Jude JAM, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food so they can focus on helping their child live.
“The St. Jude JAM and auction are an exciting part of the week-long FedEx St. Jude Championship festivities, which do so much to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “The generosity of our donors, partners and event and auction participants helps advance the ongoing six-year $12.9 billion St. Jude strategic plan that more than triples global investments to help more of the 400,000 kids around the world with cancer each year.”
This year’s St. Jude JAM will feature performances by Ed Roland, frontman & chief songwriter of Collective Soul; Scott Stapp, founding member of Creed; and Wally Palmer, lead singer and founding member of The Romantics, all backed by longtime St. Jude supporter and St. Jude JAM house band Sixwire.
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.