DrLupo surpasses $10 million in lifetime fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 24-hour Build Against Cancer livestream
The fundraiser milestone is a St. Jude record for the most money ever raised by a single creator. The contact with St. Jude patients during his visits to St. Jude inspired DrLupo to rally his community and deliver incredible fundraising feats. In 2019, DrLupo was recognized as Content Creator of the Year by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the positive impact of his work. After his years of support, DrLupo and his wife, known by her gamertag MrsDrLupo, celebrated surpassing $10 million by watching a montage of thank you videos, including a gratitude from Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude.
“DrLupo, MrsDrLupo and their devoted online fans have made such a big impact on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital over the years and we are very grateful for their tremendous support,” said Shadyac. “DrLupo, MrsDrLupo and their six-year-old son Charlie have a genuine bond with St. Jude that goes beyond using their extensive reach to raise money for his life-saving mission. They have spent countless hours interacting with St. Jude patients. and playing games with them and their families. This weekend they did what no other content creator has done before by crossing a $10 million cumulative fundraising milestone. We thank them and celebrate the extraordinary dedication they Their support is essential to help us fuel St. Jude’s $11.5 billion six-year strategic plan that will triple its global investment to support more of the 400,000 children around the world. around the world who get cancer every year.”
The $10 million milestone was reached during a science segment with Charlie, while he was working on a robot and conducting experiments, raising $52,000. Creators Annemunition, BigCheeseKIT and Zayde Wolf entered to play a round of UNO and raise $50,000.
A special appearance was also made by Hayley Arceneaux, a St. Jude physician’s assistant and former patient-turned astronaut, who shared her experience traveling to space on Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission in orbit. which St. Jude took advantage of last September. DrLupo and his family attended the historic launch in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Build Against Cancer is supported by DrLupo’s management company, Loaded, as well as organizations such as American Airlines, Secret Lab Chairs, Logitech, Gillette, NZXT, Verizon, Samsung, Kings Coast Coffee, and 2k. Additionally, the 24-hour livestream is powered by Tiltify, the creator’s first fundraising platform.
Build Against Cancer moved to YouTube this year following DrLupo’s deal to stream exclusively with YouTube Gaming. Follow @StJudePLAYLIVE and @StJude on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date on the latest gaming and content creator activity that supports St. Jude.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way in how the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The goal is clear: to find a cure. Saving Children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated exclusively to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped increase the overall survival rate from childhood cancer 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 of cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved in St. Jude means doctors and scientists around the world can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because the whole family should be concerned about helping their child in life. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and subscribing to the YouTube channel.
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