st. jude video
by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, People.

St. Jude Children’s Hospital is arguably the most well-known children’s hospital in the country. Countless celebrities have walked through those doors to meet kids struggling with illness. Singers stop in to serenade them and actors come in to chat, all with the purpose of bringing some cheer.

In a new video that shows the brave faces of the kids at St. Jude you’ll see everyone from the doctors to the children to an awards show theatre full of celebrities singing “Hey Jude.” The clip boasts appearances by Jennifer Aniston, Michael Jordan, Keith Urban, Robin Williams, John Hamm, Betty White and many more. But it isn’t the celebs that will grab your attention. It’s the kids.

Tony Thomas, son of the founder of the hospital and the mind behind the three and a half minute clip, said about its success, “The final video looks just the way it did in my head. But even more important, we achieved what we set out to do: Now, whenever anybody hums ‘Hey, Jude,’ they’ll be thinking about St. Jude, too. It doesn’t get much better than that!”

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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