ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL®
The kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® are some of the bravest, coolest kids anywhere. Carnival guests, crew and travel partners: give yourselves a hand, because you’ve shown the kids some incredible support over the last few years through our Care to Play™ program.
Through our shared efforts, we’ve now raised more than $28 million to help St. Jude fight childhood cancer. Hand-in-hand, we’ve passed milestone after milestone, setting our sights on ever-larger goals. Now we’re on to our next goal of $33 million.
And we’re ready!
We put up big numbers, but we still keep focused on what matters most — and it’s the kids. We’re so devoted to putting fun at the center of everything we do that we’ve been named the Official Celebration Partner for St. Jude.
That’s why we’re supporting birthdays at the hospital… when a patient celebrates their special day, Carnival brings the cake! Every year you can find us hosting Day of Play at St. Jude, a fun-filled event for patients and their families. We also support the annual St. Jude Teen Formal, where legendary spin master DJ IRIE gets the party moving… and keeps everyone grooving. Plus, our newest ships — Mardi Gras® and Carnival Celebration® — even feature a custom sculpture incorporating artwork created by St. Jude patients! There are plenty of opportunities for you to help St. Jude when you cruise with Carnival… or anytime, including right now!
Groove for St. Jude
Carnival guests love to get down and support St. Jude while cruising, that’s why “Groove for St. Jude” is the top fundraising activity for our Care to Play™ program. During this dance party, guests hit the deck to show off their moves and 100 percent of their donation goes directly to St. Jude.
Day of Play
We bring our fun at sea directly to the kids of St. Jude. Every year Carnival hosts “Day of Play” at the hospital, providing patients and their families with a special fun-filled event. This year, our Carnival team members brought the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss with the Seuss-a-Palooza™ Parade and Story Time, face painting, beanbag toss, a photo booth… plus a fan-favorite Dr. Seuss Bookville™ family reading space.
Dive-In Movies at St. Jude Target House
A night at the drive-in may be the classic way to catch a movie, but Carnival has a splashier idea for screening onboard flicks: Dive-In Movies. And we pack up the big screen and bring it to the kids of St. Jude and their families, along with popcorn, giveaways, music and more.
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