Opening performance by St. Jude supporter and friend, Hunter Hayes
MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® is proud to present country music artist Jake Owen for a special performance at 7 p.m. CST, Friday, July 26 at FedExForum, the premier sports and entertainment venue in the country. Tickets for this special show go on sale at 10:00 a.m. CST on Wednesday, April 17 at ticketmaster.com, the FedExForum Box Office or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
St. Jude is proud to present this concert as a celebration for the city of Memphis and surrounding communities who stand united in support of the St. Jude mission to end childhood cancer. Owen, one of the world's most celebrated country music stars is a long-time supporter of St. Jude and recently received the St. Jude Angels Among Us Award during the 30th anniversary of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids.® He is now returning to our community once again to celebrate with the city of Memphis.
St. Jude is presenting this concert during the same week that the city of Memphis will be on the world's stage as the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational brings global superstars and record crowds. This will be a week to remember for this great city.
Hunter Hayes, who will open for Owen, recently visited St. Jude to spend time with patients and their families. Hayes, also a supporter of St. Jude, headlined the 2018 St. Jude Rock n Roll® Nashville Marathon & ½ Marathon. It is support like this from artists and our community that will help ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ®
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. 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. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, sharing stories and videos from St. Jude Inspire, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
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