Alyssa Milano’s St. Jude Fundraising Inspiration

08/31/2012 at 09:00 AM ET
Courtesy of Jeff Lipsky

Alyssa Milano is already instilling a strong sense of charity in her baby boy Milo Thomas.

After recently helping Gonzalito, a 4-year-old boy suffering from leukemia, obtain treatment through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the actress became a mom on a mission in order to spread the love even further.

In honor of her son’s Aug. 31 birthday — he turns one! — Milano has set a fundraising goal of $50,000 by Sept. 9, with proceeds being donated to the medical center.

“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provides immense relief to parents and children from everywhere, who go through harrowing situations no one should have to endure,” she writes.

Established to treat children diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening diseases, St. Jude offers treatment and research without any cost to the families.

To donate to Milano’s fundraising efforts, visit


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amy on

What a wonderful thing she is doing!

Gail maxey on

What a wonderful thing she is doing. Happy birthday to your little one, and god bless you and your family.

MJ on

He is going to grow up associating his birthday with doing something wonderful for someone in an unfortunate circumstance. What an excellent legacy to pass to him!