Vintage Footage of Danny Thomas at St Jude Movie Benefit in 1962
Danny Thomas was a respected and beloved movie and tv star, but his greatest accomplishment was as the founder of St Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The famous beginnings of this hospital to fight cancer in kids are well documented. Danny Thomas made a promise to St Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of lost causes, that he would build a shrine to honor him if he would 'help him find his way in life'. That promise has saved millions of children's lives, and is known world wide as a place of great hope.
In 1962 Danny Thomas held a benefit at the premier of his movie 'I'll See You in My Dreams' as a launch for the fundraising for his new St Jude Children's Research Hospital. We honor his commitment today and tomorrow by asking you to become a Partner in Hope for the kids of St Jude. Call 1-800-372-4999 or Text LIVE to 626262. Watch the very cool vintage video below.