For the third consecutive year, Carnival Cruise Lines is participating in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in saving lives. As the hospital’s “Official Celebration Partner,” Carnival is a proud supporter of St. Jude with a goal of raising $8 million by 2017.

During St. Jude Thanks and Giving, Carnival guests will have the opportunity to make a donation toward St. Jude via their Sail & Sign cards. Guests on board also have the opportunity to participate in various Care to Play fundraising activities, including “Groove for St. Jude,” a fun dance activity, as well as the Beary Cuddly Workshop in which children can build their own cuddly St. Jude keepsake bear.

Carnival’s St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign kicked off this month and will run through January 11, 2015.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened 50 years ago.

For additional information on Carnival’s support of St. Jude, visit