Sofia Vergara is encouraging audiences to give back this holiday season.
The Modern Family actress, along with fellow A-listers Jennifer Aniston, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Kimmel and Luis Fonsi, have teamed up with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to promote its 13th annual Thanks & Giving Campaign, which encourages people across the United States to support the hospital while holiday shopping.
In collaboration with the Children’s Hospital, Vergara is lending her voice to the campaign in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the ongoing battle to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
“It’s so important to me to be a part of the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign because it’s a great way to help give hope to kids battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases,” Vergara, 44, said in a statement. “These beautiful children have such incredible strength and spirit. I hope everyone will join me in supporting St. Jude, as this magnificent hospital continues its groundbreaking research and life-saving treatments.”
For her commercials, the actress teamed up with young cancer patient Tamara. “It was great to be in a commercial with Sofia. She made me laugh,” Tamara says in the behind-the-scenes video. While on set, Vergara even gave her signature eye roll when Tamara corrected her on the pronunciation of her name!
The campaign also encourages consumers to choose from than 70 leading national brands for their holiday shopping and share what they #GiveThanks for using social media throughout November and December.
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