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27-Sep-2018

18th annual St. Jude Fall Festival of Hope raised $356,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 18th annual St. Jude Fall Festival of Hope on Sept. 13 at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot, brought foodies together for a good cause: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. They raised $356,000 for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases at the tasting event, which included live and silent auctions.

Since its inception in 2000, the event has raised more than $4.3 million for St. Jude. Thanks to generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Special thanks to emcees Tom Butler and Alix Kendall from KMSP's FOX-TV and participating Twin Cities restaurants, including The Capital Grille, Mercy, Fogo de Chao, The Oceanaire Seafood Room, SEVEN Steakhouse and Sakana Sushi.

About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

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Last Updated: 27-Sep-2018