USMagazine, Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 6:00pm (PDT)
Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm and Betty White shared a common goal this September: to raise awareness for National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and to honor St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for 50 years of finding cures and saving children's lives.
In a just-released music video, the Just Go With It actress, 43, the Mad Men star, 41, and the Golden Girls legend, 90, performed a cover of the Beatles' iconic 1968 single "Hey Jude." They were joined by many St. Jude patients, nurses, doctors and researchers.
"Singing an iconic song like 'Hey Jude' with an all-star cast of musicians, athletes, actors and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patients was an incredible experience," multiplatinum pop star Jordin Sparks, 22, says in a statement. "I'm so proud to support the hospital's mission."
Other high-profile people who appear in the music video include Michael Jordan, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Dr. Oz, Jimmy Kimmel, Jennifer Westfeldt, Keith Urban, Shaun White, Michael Strahan, Marlo Thomas, Kellie Pickler, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, John Rich, Malin Ackerman, Rachael Leigh Cook, Daisy Fuentes and Musiq Soulchild, among others.
"It is truly wonderful to see how the 'Hey Jude' video brings together in such an inspiring way an amazing cast of celebrity friends, patients and faithful supporters of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital," Richard C. Shadyac, Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude, says. "We are grateful to everyone who joined us in this creative endeavor as we continue to mobilize the world in the fight against cancer and other catastrophic diseases that threaten so many precious children. I urge all video viewers to learn more about our mission by visiting heystjude.org, where they will also have the opportunity to receive a limited-edition T-shirt featured in the video."
Proceeds generated by the Tony Thomas-directed music video will help St. Jude find cures and save children from around the world.