Carnival Donates $3 Million To St. Judes, Pledges More

After achieving a goal of raising $3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over a three-year period with their Care to Play: Carnival for St. Jude Kids campaign, Carnival Cruise Lines has expanded upon its partnership by becoming the Official Celebration Partner at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and has committed to a goal of raising an additional $5 million over the next four years.

st judesCarnival kicked off its role as Official Celebration Partner last week during the St. Jude prom which was highlighted by an appearance by Carnival’s official DJ, DJ IRIE. The unforgettable “Night in Manhattan”-themed event created for prom-goers, included cuisine and décor reflective of the Big Apple. To make the night even more special, Carnival provided free tuxedos to the young gentlemen to help them look their best.

Carnival will also help patients celebrate special moments at the hospital, including birthdays which will feature a new gift from Carnival specially created for St. Jude kids, complementing traditional birthday festivities. A Carnival-sponsored “Day of Play” is also planned at the hospital this fall with music, food, dancing, giveaways and more.

A variety of fun new fundraising activities, both on board and ashore, are planned as part of Carnival’s ongoing support to St. Jude in the fight against pediatric cancer. These activities include a special bingo game with a portion of each bingo card benefiting St. Jude, as well as a water slide activity with a $1 donation for each person who zips down the line’s signature water slides during a designated time on board. And when guests purchase a designated bakery item from the line’s on-board shops or prior to their cruise on carnival.com, Carnival will donate a portion of each item sold to St. Jude.

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Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.