LOS ANGELES, January 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — To Thursday February 10that the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE hotel, an evening celebration is planned to honor the legacy of the late legendary NFL broadcaster Pat Summerall at the Legends for Charity® Annual dinner to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
This year FOX sports channel Erin Andrews is honored with the coveted Pat Summerall Award recognizing her professional accomplishments and the inspiration she brings to her community, viewers and patient families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Andrews is the first female recipient of the award and currently reports for FOX NFL Sunday, focusing on supporting coverage in front of 56.4 million viewers in addition to reporting for NFL Thursday.
“It is a tremendous honor to be the first female recipient of the coveted award Pat Summerall Award,” said Andrews. “Pat has set the standard for all of us to follow in our business. Receiving this award at this dinner, which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a non-profit organization dear to my heart, will make this evening a very special one.”
Andrews made his first visit to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2013, where she met St. Jude patient Zane and they bonded over their shared love of the Florida Gators. Zane began treatment at St. Jude in 2010 after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Since their inception, they’ve remained friends, connecting over video calls like this one from 2021 during a St. Jude fundraiser. Zane is now 15 years old and cancer free.
“We are deeply grateful for the continued generosity of the NFL community and their shared passion for our mission. It is an incredible honor to celebrate the humanitarian legacy of Pat Summeralls brought to life each year in the many ways Erin makes a difference to others, including our St. Jude families,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Childhood cancer is a multi-trillion dollar, multi-year problem, and the support of events and communities like this is critical for St. Jude to continue and deliver its groundbreaking research and treatment $11.5 billion plan to accelerate its impact on children around the world.”
An online auction for St. Jude will feature unique sports, travel and entertainment items available to bid on online Thursday February 3rd, until Thursday 17 February. Visit LegendsforCharity.com for more information.
Events like Legends for Charity help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, lodging, or food so they can focus on helping their child live.
Since its inception more than 16 years ago, Legends for Charity has raised more than 8 million dollars for St. Jude. Past award winners include James Brown, Gregory Gumbel, Jim NantzChris Berman, CrisCollinsworththe NFL ON FOX, Al Michaels, Archie Manning, Michael Strahan, Joe Buck, John madden, rich iron, Tony Dungy, Bill Cowher and Jim Kelly. Dinner 2021 increased $900,000 for St. Jude.
All CDC and local guidelines are being followed to ensure the health and safety of attendees is a top priority.
Visit legendsforcharity.com for more information
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a global leader in researching, treating and fighting childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: find cures. rescue children® It is the only comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute dedicated exclusively to children. Since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago, the treatments invented at St. Jude have helped increase the overall survival rate from childhood cancer from 20% to over 80%. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies of cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists around the world can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, lodging, or food, allowing them to 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, and following St. Jude TwitterInstagram and TikTok and subscribing to the YouTube channel.
About legends for charity
Legends for Charity® is an annual national event held during Super Bowl weekend to showcase The Pat Summerall Award for a deserving broadcaster. Created by Cheryl DeLeonardis by Ocean 2 Ocean Productions, held annually at the prestigious NFL headquarters, it celebrates national sports legends and has risen 8 million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Since its inception in 2005, it has become a cornerstone of the biggest weekend in professional sports, which earned eight national Telly Awards and opened up the world of sports broadcasting to the life-saving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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