NBA goes hard for St. Jude kids

caines | 4/18/2013, 5:30 a.m.

[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="title"] Around the league, teams, players and fans are going hard for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital Feb. 24 Mar. 3. Hoops week ambassadors like Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins and supporters like player Anthony Davis and more are participating in Hoops for St. Jude Week, a national awareness campaign in partnership with NBA Cares and St. Jude to help raise funds and awareness in a united effort to fight childhood cancer, sickle cell and other deadly diseases. Campaigns like Hoops for St. Jude Week are important because it costs $1.8 million a day to operate the hospital, and more than 75 percent of those funds come from individual contributions. Families never pay St. Jude for anything. The generosity of NBA fans will help St. Jude find cures and save children. Miami Times staff report