Richard Marx and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Celebrate the Holidays at Graceland

EPE is happy to announce that, once again, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be our spotlight charity for the annual Christmas lighting ceremony to be held at Graceland on Friday, November 20th.

This year, joining a group of children from St. Jude to “flip the switch” will be Elvis fan and Grammy Award winner Richard Marx. (Link St. Jude to their Web site and

For over 20 years, Richard Marx has consistently and powerfully made his mark on the music industry. In addition to selling over 30 million records, and writing, as of 2009, thirteen #1 songs, he has remained a fixture on pop and adult contemporary radio, and has produced some of the biggest names in the music business. Among those artists, *NSYNC, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Vince Gill, 98°, Luther Vandross, Kenny Rogers, Sarah Brightman, Lara Fabian, Sister Hazel, The Tubes and SHeDAISY. More recently, he has written and produced records for Daughtry, Leann Rimes, Katherine Jenkins, Travis Tritt, Emerson Drive, Natalie Cole, Keith Urban, Paulina Rubio, Kenny Loggins, Chris Botti, Michael Bolton, and actor Hugh Jackman.

Richard is honored to be sharing a stage at Graceland with patients from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

St. Jude is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization.