Well known charity St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital is getting some help from donation crowdfunding site Prizeo this Holiday season. Mariah Carey is using the platform to help raise $250,000 and one lucky donor will receive a private concert at her home in New York City on Valentine’s Day in 2014.
The campaign was launched last week and runs for about 6 more weeks. As of today over $66,000 has been raised. Rewards levels range from $5 and up. For $5000.00 Mariah will call you up on Valentines Day and sing your favorite song for you and your valentine (only 3 available).
St. Judes Children’s Hospital opened their doors in 1962 and they have been helping children deal with cancer and other incurable diseases over the past 50 plus years. Founded by the late actor and comedian Danny Thomas, St. Jude was opened because of a promise Thomas made early in his career. As a young struggling actor in Detroit Thomas was moved by a mass at a Detroit church where he gave his last dollars to the collection plate. The next day he received a small part which made it able for him to pay his bills. Over the years as his success and fame grew, he never forgot his prayer to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes. The hospital opened it’s doors with the relentless support of Thomas and the individuals he recruited to aid in the cause.
Now Mariah is lending her support. The research facility provides medical care for children and the families never receive a bill. Cancer survival rate at the hospital has increased from 20% to 80% since the hospital opened.
So if you are a fan of Carey and want to help out a good cause now you can combine the two.
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