Please note the Skeletons for St. Jude has two routes to raise money. The first is through Facebook, which routes 100% of the donations to St. Jude. This is the main way money is raised and the donations aren't reflected on this page. The second way is with this website, which goes directly to St. Jude.
Why I'm fundraising for St. Jude
Skeletons for St. Jude is a national Facebook fundraising effort that generations donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to support the children and their families impacted by childhood cancer.
The fundraiser originated in Holly Springs, NC in 2020 with Jeff Robertson placing a St. Jude fundraising sign in his yard after a local TV stationed aired his skeleton Halloween display. After generating $8,200 and meeting several people impacted by childhood cancer, including a precious two-year-old girl, who was going through treatment, Jeff decided to go bigger and better in 2021.
For the 2021 campaign, Jeff teamed with Jennifer Corcoran, a Facebook influencer located in Nashville, Tennessee, who with her massive holiday decorating group following, recruited over 600 people to join the effort (Skeletons for St. Jude Facebook group). Currently, there are over 150 Halloween homes across the US with the St. Jude donation sign in their yards. In 19 days, they have raised over $20,000 and still have 18 days remaining in the campaign.
Their goal is to help these children battling cancer get out of the hospital as soon as possible so they can live a full, happy life.
Jennifer was motivated to take part in this important cause to honor the memory of her cousin, Fred Santoro, who passed away from cancer in 2020.
Please help those impacted by childhood cancer by sharing this link on your Facebook newsfeed.
Thanks to donors like you, 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. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.