Rodham Clinton joined Marlo Thomas as she was honored with
the opening of the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education
and Collaboration on the St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital campus in Memphis on Thursday, November 20. The
center is named for Marlo
Thomas, who serves as the National Outreach Director for
St. Jude, in recognition of a lifetime spent working for St.
Jude to raise awareness and funds for the research and
treatment of childhood cancer.
On Monday, November 24, Marlo Thomas will be honored by
President Obama with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The
nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of
Freedom is presented to individuals who have made especially
meritorious contributions to the security or national
interests of the United States, to world peace, or to
cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
Photos will be available Monday afternoon through the White
House press pool or AP.
Marlo Thomas is an award-winning actress,
producer, best-selling author and social activist. Whether
championing equality for women, giving voice to the less
fortunate, breaking barriers by portraying television’s
first single working women on That
Girl, or teaching children to be “Free to Be You and
Me,” Thomas inspires us all to dream bigger and reach
higher. Thomas serves as National Outreach Director for St.
Jude Children's Research Hospital, a pediatric treatment and
research facility focused on pediatric cancer and children's
catastrophic diseases. The hospital was founded by her
Danny Thomas, in 1962.