Disney Partners With St. Jude’s – Virtual ‘Raya’ Event Announced

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Disney Animation Studios is partnering with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital for a week of Raya and the Last Dragon to help spread joy to patients and families as well as all the generous supporters.

Raya and the Last Dragon, is a fantasy adventure set in a land inspired by the cultures and environments of Southeast Asia. It follows the very first Southeast Asian Disney Princess, warrior Raya, and her sidekick, Tuk Tuk, as they must track down the last dragon, Sisu, to help stop the evil Druun.

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And now, Disney and St. Jude’s are coming together to bring joy and happiness to patients, families, and supporters with a week of events, all themed to Raya and the Last Dragon.

Per Gallatin News:

Disney Animation Studios will celebrate the release of its movie “Raya and the Last Dragon” by working with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to spread joy through a series of virtual events for St. Jude patient families and its generous supporters.

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Some of the events that have been confirmed for this week include:

  • Actress Kelly Marie Tran, who voices the warrior princess Raya, will deliver a video message prior to a special reading of the story on Monday, June 21.
  • Walt Disney Animation Studios Supervising Animator Brian Menz will lead an exclusive virtual session to teach participants and viewers how to draw the Disney character Tuk Tuk on Tuesday, June 22. Menz will be joined by St. Jude patient Maelin-Kate and other influencers who champion the St. Jude mission.
  • St. Jude patient Tayde will host a Facebook Live art session on Thursday, June 24 for all to join.
  • Disney delivered DVD gifts of the film to all St. Jude patients and their families currently undergoing treatment, along with printable activity sheets for them to reference throughout the week.

The best part is that these events are free and open to the public! To participate, RSVP to the official Facebook event here. And to learn more about ways to support St. Jude families, visit the official St. Jude’s website here.

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Will you be attending the virtual events to support St. Jude’s? Let us know in the comments below.

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