152 | 60th AutoZone Liberty Bowl
SPECIAL THANKS BOWL HISTORY HONORS OKLAHOMA STATE MISSOURI BOWL EVENTS WELCOME
ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats
and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Thanks to the generosity
of donors and the support of partners like the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, St. Jude
continues to turn laboratory discoveries into lifesaving treatments for children – every day.
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.
St. Jude founder Danny Thomas dreamed of a day when no child would die in the dawn
of life, and opened St. Jude to the sick children of the world in 1962. Since then, treatments
invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood survival rate from 20 percent
to more than 80 percent, but that is simply not good enough. St. Jude won’t stop until no
child dies from cancer.
St. Jude treats children from all 50 states and around the world. St. Jude also freely shares
its groundbreaking discoveries. Every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and
scientists can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
As the teams take to the field today, St. Jude is grateful for the partnership
with the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, volunteers, supporters and fans who have embraced
the St. Jude mission as their own. This support is vital to raising funds
and awareness for St. Jude in the fight against childhood cancer, and other diseases
that threaten children’s lives.
In November of this year, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and College Football
Playoff Foundation presented a record donation of more than $250,000 to St.
St. Jude patients and families also enjoy a tradition of meeting the players
and coaches from the participating teams prior to the big game. St. Jude patients
are also a part of the annual half-time spectacle, this year featuring a performance
by legendary Motown group, The Four Tops.
One team will be declared a champion today, but the real winners of the 60th
Annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl are the children of St. Jude Children’s Research
Join the mission at stjude.org.
CURRENT DALLAS COWBOYS STARTING QUARTERBACK DAK PRESCOTT
VISITED ST. JUDE AS A MEMBER OF THE MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS
DURING THE 2013 AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL.
2018 DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN AWARD HONOREE PRISCILLA PRESLEY (MIDDLE) JOINED THE BOWL’S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO PRESENT THE RECORD DONATION TO ST. JUDE.