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
BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 4, 2013
BELLEVUE, Wash., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --September is National Childhood
Cancer Awareness Month. In response, Expedia.com®, 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®.
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® 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
oBali, Indonesia: Five nights at the stunning Conrad Bali in a Deluxe
Garden Room including breakfast, a couples massage and a $500 Visa gift
oVegas 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.
oMaui, 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.
oMarrakech, Morocco: Four nights in a palatial Pavilion room at the Four
Seasons Marrakech, including breakfast and a couples spa experience.
oMontana 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:
oDonate 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,
oDonate your rewards. Expedia® 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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