Family Life

The Gosselins Spread Holiday Cheer

posted: 01/17/11
Read more Read less
The Gosselins spread holiday cheer at St. Jude Children's Hospital. See more pictures from Jon & Kate Plus 8.

The Gosselins traveled to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis to raise awareness about the hospital and to teach their kids that it's better to give than to receive.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Jon and the kids purchased three toys each to give to the children in the hospital for Christmas. While Jon and Kate visited in person with the sick children and their parents, the Gosselin kids were able to watch and talk to the children via closed-circuit television in the Pavilion.

Mady, Cara and the sextuplets looked on as their mom and dad gave out sticker books, copies of Kate's favorite CD, Praise Baby, and Jon & Kate Plus 8 DVDs. The toys they purchased went to St. Jude's holiday store, to be given out on Christmas Day. Jon and Kate also posed for pictures, signed copies of Kate's book, Multiple Blessings, and gave lots of hugs. Kate said of the experience, "Kids should not have to spend Christmas or birthdays in the hospital. But if they have to do it, [St. Jude] is the place to be. I am very glad we came here. I think it is very good experience for all of us."

About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Working together, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's physicians and scientists have pioneered treatments that have helped push the overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 70 percent today. St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with the global medical community so that children everywhere will benefit from St. Jude's groundbreaking research. And no child is ever turned away from St. Jude because of a family's inability to pay. To learn more about how you can support St. Jude as part of the Thanks and Giving (reg) campaign, please visit*. You can make a donation* now to help St. Jude continue its lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children.

*These links provide additional information about the nonprofit organization St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Discovery does not control, verify, endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of the content or the views expressed in the linked website or the website's business practices (including privacy policies). Discovery incurs no obligation, responsibility or liability in connection with the linked site, any goods or services associated with the site or any personal data obtained or collected through the linked site.

More on
Recommended for You