Marlo Thomas Wants Shoppers to Help Sick Kids

The inspirational star of "That Girl" is encouraging holiday shoppers to help out.
3:00 | 11/29/13

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She inspired so many women to be strong and independent back in the 1960s. In this series that girl. Tonight she's using her star power to inspire holiday shoppers to take a second to help out. And for this actress -- Thomas is our person of the week. I -- -- one who can bring you Sophia over -- Robin Williams 55 street and Jennifer Aniston to the Thanksgiving table. It's. What is feeling a lot better -- Thomas can't woman came over to me and she handed me a letter and -- that we can give -- to Jennifer Aniston. I wanted she saved my daughter's. 200 doctors and it went on MRI for my child I think I have this disease that Jennifer Aniston was talking about all -- to more. -- genius idea of thanks and giving campaign now in its tenth year letting people donate an extra dollar to our holiday shopping and some of America's biggest retail. Race. -- astounding 380. Million dollars since it began. Is it the force of your personnel and it's gotten all of these companies to come together -- to -- into the thinks giving him. I don't think as the source of my personality people really want to do something good. He does have to show the word it is saint Jude children's research hospital was founded by Monroe's famous father Danny Thomas with a big promise no child -- ever have to pay. That we would take care of the child completely and the family. And that we would immediately. Share our discoveries with the scientific and medical community worldwide hospital for children. -- -- Not secure and free so every -- That's -- him. But bull -- in the Thomas DNA. Marvelous mom a gifted singer wireless today a gifted entertainer -- making your own flash in the hit sixty sitcom that girl. -- -- -- She was the first single working woman ever on television I don't -- in -- just yet. You might come to think about our member of my mother a single -- How inspired she lives by that -- unbiased. That -- It was a very exciting thing to do -- talking about 1966. And that it was part of the wave of the women's movement. -- -- is continuing to run it. She's now starring in a play called clever little -- utility -- has ever had this many questions of and she hosts a weekly web interview show -- Monday with Marla. We don't have time to read your four Reza. Actress activist best selling author -- -- Golden Globe. How do you find time is -- life -- this is the life. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Give -- in the take the takers sometimes eat there but that -- -- In May -- -- -- always and so we choose -- thomas' our person of the week.

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