We really love when our favorite stars put their money where their mouth is and actually do some good. See, we hear from a lot of celebrities about causes they support good deeds they allegedly do. But we don't often get to see them in action! We know that when it comes to charity and philanthropy, stars are just like us - there are causes they hold near and dear to their hearts, and organizations that they'll go above and beyond to support. And honestly, we just want to see more of it! Not in a bragging way, but in a way that shows they're sincere and trying to put a little bit of good back into the world.
HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are immensely popular, and judging by all the shiplap in houses now, their fans will follow their lead no matter where it goes. So we were so excited to see them doing something truly amazing. The Fixer-Upper couple had a huge surprise for the patients and families of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and their supportive gesture is going to mean so much for many.
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More than 10 years ago, my friend @gigrunewald was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer. I understand that Gabe is not a patient at @StJude, but right now, she is fighting for her life. Cancer is ugly and it is mean and it doesn’t fight fair. This has gotten extremely personal.. so here’s what I’m going to do about it: I want us to hit that $500K mark by midnight tonight. So I will be personally matching all #ChipInChallenge donations made between now and midnight. ON TOP OF THAT, I'll also be matching that amount in the form of a donation to the #BraveLikeGabe Foundation, in Gabe's honor. That is 3x the power of your generosity in the fight against cancer.. and all YOU need to do is donate whatever you can to the #ChipInChallenge (link in bio) between now and midnight CT. I’ll take care of the rest. Together, we’re going to fight for those who are fighting for just one more day. This is for those precious kids at St. Jude.. we are pulling for you! And to my beautiful friend Gabe.. we love you and we are here for you every step of the way.
Chip and Joanna Gaines presented St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with a check for ONE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS, which they raised through a special social media campaign. Do you have any idea how much good $1.5 million will do for the patients and their families at St. Jude?! In case you're not familiar, St. Jude provide treatment and support for children battling pediatric cancer and other diseases, and they provide this without passing any of the costs onto families. Sick kids and their scared parents can turn to St. Jude for top-notch medical care, without worrying about being buried in debt for trying to make their kids better. They are a wonderful organization, and they are so deserving of this money.
Chip and Joanna Gaines visit St. Jude!
Thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines for visiting Target House last week to reveal a new playhouse and drop off a $1.4M #chipinchallenge check for the kids of St. Jude! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2xiHIkxPosted by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on Thursday, June 27, 2019
But that's not all the Gaines' did for St. Jude and their patients and families. They also unveiled an amazing playhouse structure that was built with the needs of these kids in mind. The playhouse is located at Target House in Memphis, Tennessee, where patients and their families stay for free while they get treatment at St. Jude. What an amazing gesture from a truly wonderful couple!
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