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GameStop Raising Money for Childhood Cancer Research and Treatment

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GameStop, a family of specialty retail brands that makes the most popular technologies affordable and simple, announced today that beginning Memorial Day weekend, GameStop and ThinkGeek guests can donate at the point-of-purchase for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

This is the fourth consecutive year that GameStop has partnered with St. Jude for a charity campaign.

“As a company we believe in the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and our associates and guests are very passionate about giving for the kids who are fighting big battles with cancer,” said Matt Hodges, vice president of public and investor relations. “We are eager to partner with St. Jude for the fourth consecutive year in this fundraising event throughout our stores nationwide and online.”

From May 27 through June 30, guests can donate at any GameStop or at www.gamestop.com. As a ‘thank you’ to guests who donate $1 or more, GameStop is offering triple PowerUp Rewards points on the donation amount. Guests also can donate at any ThinkGeek retail store, including the newly opened ThinkGeek store located at Herald Square at 33rd and Broadway, in New York City. A limited-edition T-shirt benefitting St. Jude will be available for purchase on www.ThinkGeek.com. GameStop’s mobile gaming division, www.Kongregate.com, and the world’s largest gaming magazine, Game Informer, also will support St. Jude through an online awareness campaign, “Give for the Kids of St. Jude.”

In January, GameStop announced that it raised $2.8 million for St. Jude. In all, GameStop has raised more than $4.3 million for St. Jude over the years.

“These funds ensure that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food–because all a family should worry about is helping their child live,” GameStop said in a statement.

You can learn more about St. Jude and make a donation at its website or by calling 1-800-4STJUDE.

 

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