I'm always amazed at the generosity of regular people to help the kids at St Jude Children's Research Hospital, and it's nice to see celebrities step up to the plate as well.

Memphis native Elvis Presley was one of the first people to support Danny Thomas' efforts to build a hospital to help children suffering from childhood cancer. In 1964, Elvis bought the USS Potomac and gave the yacht to Thomas as a gift to be used to benefit St Jude. Check out the vintage video above, and thank you, Elvis, for being one of the first to help!

You can become a Partner in Hope for the kids at St Jude by calling 1-800-372-4999 or texting 'LIVE' to 785-833.

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