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New blood from the Thomas family brings rock star swagger St. Jude!

Danny Thomas' grandson, musician Jason Thomas Gordon, created "Music Gives to St. Jude Kids." Danny Thomas' grandson, musician Jason Thomas Gordon, created "Music Gives to St. Jude Kids."
Rock star Sheryl Crow of Kennett, Missouri has signed on as a St. Jude Ambassador. Rock star Sheryl Crow of Kennett, Missouri has signed on as a St. Jude Ambassador.
Marlo Thomas, daughter of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas, says she hopes there's always a Thomas family member on the St. Jude board. Marlo Thomas, daughter of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas, says she hopes there's always a Thomas family member on the St. Jude board.

(WMC-TV) - "My nephew Jason, my sister's son, has created a program called Music Gives, since he's a musician and he's already signed up Sheryl Crow," Marlo Thomas said.

Rock star Sheryl Crow of Kennett, Missouri has signed on as a St. Jude Ambassador.

"Cancer is tough enough to battle as an adult," Crow said. "I know. I waged my own fight."

Danny Thomas' grandson, musician Jason Thomas Gordon, created "Music Gives to St. Jude Kids."

Some of the biggest names in rock have signed up, including Kings of Leon and the Stone Temple Pilots. They're helping to direct their fans' donations to St. Jude.

"My niece Dionne who is 40 has a 40 something party twice a year to raise money. So they're all finding their way," Thomas said.

Marlo says she hopes there's always a Thomas family member on the St. Jude board. She notes that of the board's 48 members, 17 are second or third generation members.

"Their parents all served with my father," Thomas said. "Now they're serving with us. So it's still that same kind of passion, motivated drive. They know what this place is and what it needs to always be. So it will never go off course because it will always be this pool."

Danny Thomas' three children; Marlo, Tony and Terry have devoted 50 years of their lives to supporting inspired St. Jude researchers who've saved countless children. The scientific breakthroughs St. Jude makes are shared freely worldwide. For the Thomas', St. Jude is a global-human family affair!

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