When I was researching cruise lines nearly a year ago, Carnival stuck out for one particular reason - they fund raise for the the cause closest to my heart, St Jude Childrens Research Hospital.  They are currently committed to raising 3 million dollars for St Jude, and they are close at this point with 2.7 million dollars.

Lindsey Wilkerson, who I have personally met - is a former St Jude Patient and is now an ambassador helping share its message of hope and inspiration.  She is the "godmother" to the new Carnival Magic. She officially named the vessel during a shipboard ceremony that took place May 1 in Venice, Italy, prior to the ship's inaugural voyage.

This is the reason I chose our Carnival Cruise, and I hope that you will also take this into mind if you're thinking about booking a trip.  On our ship we had an event' Groove For St. Jude", it was great for me to be able to help my favorite cause, while on vacation. Don't forget, our St Jude Radiothon is this Thursday and Friday!

Lindsey & I In Memphis