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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Inspiring and Supporting Children

Thanksgiving marks the anniversary of a program called “Thanks & Giving All Year Long.”   Started by Marlo Thomas, the program provides ongoing support for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital – the world’s leading center for research on treating cancer and other catastrophic illnesses in children. 


In 2004 Thomas had the idea of writing a children’s book and album that would both inspire young people and help fund St. Jude’s work. For her effort Thomas won a Grammy Award; but more importantly she started a project that may go on for decades, continuing to both inspire kids and draw attention to St. Jude’s – which was founded by her father Danny Thomas.

 The Grammy Award was only one of many, many awards for this tireless actress and writer, who celebrated her 83rd birthday this week.  She also has earned four Emmys, a Golden Globe, the George Foster Peabody Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Marlo Thomas

Thomas also wrote the bestselling children’s book/album called Free To Be … You and Me.  Its major thematic message is that anyone—even a child—can achieve anything.  Every dime of profit from that book/album is earmarked for major causes supporting children and their families.

“My father said there are two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers,” Thomas noted.  “The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.”  


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