September Is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Expedia Launches Over
150 Travel Giveaways and Exclusive Hotel Coupons to
Help Travelers Support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
"Dream Travel" Giveaway Runs All Month Long, Offering Trips
Worldwide; Travelers Can Also Donate Directly to St. Jude and Receive
Coupons for Discounted Travel
BELLEVUE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/04/13 -- September is National
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In response, Expedia.com(R), the
world's leading online travel company, today introduced a month-long
campaign featuring travel giveaways and exclusive travel coupons to
raise funds in support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R).
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats
childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. In its 50-plus year
history, treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push U.S.
pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 percent to 80 percent. St.
Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood
cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. Because the majority of St.
Jude funding comes from public contributions, St. Jude has the
freedom to focus on what matters most -- saving kids regardless of
their financial situation. 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.
Expedia(R) has created several ways for the travel community to lend
its support. Beginning September 1, 2013, consumers can visit
http://stjude.expedia.com/ to enter more than 150 giveaway
sweepstakes to win aspirational travel packages. Each entry comes
with a suggested donation of $5.00, 100 percent of which goes
directly to St. Jude. Consumers can select as many trip options as
they like, with the ability to enter each giveaway once a day for the
entire month of September. The options are wondrous; they include:
-- Bali, Indonesia: Five nights at the stunning Conrad Bali in a Deluxe
Garden Room including breakfast, a couples massage and a $500 Visa
-- Vegas Dream Trip: Three nights at the chic Aria Resort & Casino,
two tickets to Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana, a $200 F&B credit to
any MGM resort restaurant, a Rockstar Club Crawl, 2.5 hour Vegas
Sights & Lights Limo Tour, a flight on Maverick's ECO-Star
helicopter and three pairs of tickets to Vegas on Spirit Airlines.
-- Maui, Hawaii: Four nights at the seaside Fairmont Kea Lani and a
sunset catamaran cruise plus snorkel or eco-adventure to Molokini with
Pacific Whale Foundation Eco-Adventures.
-- Marrakech, Morocco: Four nights in a palatial Pavilion room at the
Four Seasons Marrakech, including breakfast and a couples spa
-- Montana Outdoor Adventure: Four nights in a spacious Big Sky, Montana,
Moonlight Mountain Homes luxury cabin and a $1000 Expedia gift card
towards air fare or car rental.
At the campaign's conclusion, a winner will be selected at random for
each trip. No donation is required to enter the giveaways and an
alternate method of entry is available.
"St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a miracle -- a thriving,
successful organization that provides pioneering research and
treatment at no cost to patients. We're proud to help channel the
collective energy of millions of travelers to support it," said Dara
Khosrowshahi, chief executive officer, Expedia, Inc. "We already know
that travelers are passionate people who know how to make every
moment count. We're hoping they'll make their trips count even more
by making a donation to St. Jude that will help save children. We are
so grateful for the many generous partner properties, airlines and
tourism boards from all around the world that stepped up to join this
campaign. So please, join in. And thank you."
"The support of incredible corporate citizens like Expedia helps fuel
our mission of finding cures and saving children," said Richard
Shadyac Jr., CEO, ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "This
campaign offers travelers a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience,
while helping St. Jude provide lifesaving care to children from
around the world. We feel fortunate to be associated with this
campaign and thank everyone who participates for their support of St.
Jude Children's Research Hospital."
Beyond the dream trip giveaways, there are several different ways
that consumers can join this campaign. For example, they can:
-- Donate directly to St. Jude to get a hotel coupon. Consumers who
donate $25 to St. Jude on this site may choose either a 10% off coupon
good for select hotels on Expedia.com or a 20% off coupon good for
select hotels via the Expedia mobile app. To get the coupon and donate
to St. Jude, click here.
-- Donate your rewards. Expedia(R) Rewards points can be turned into a
monetary donation to St. Jude as well. Expedia Rewards points-holders
who wish to participate can do so here.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has treated children from all 50
states and countries around the world. It is the first and only
pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer
Center by the National Cancer Institute. And research findings from
St. Jude are shared freely with doctors and scientists worldwide, so
the good work that begins in Memphis, Tennessee, ends up helping
children and families everywhere.
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