Britney Spears Tells Fans “Birthday Wish” Is For Them to Support Children’s Hospital

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By Daniel Gates

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Britney Spears has a birthday coming up, and she wants fans to celebrate it by making a real difference.

The pop star will turn 32 on December 2, and on Saturday she tweeted her “birthday wish” to millions of followers, asking them to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

While two well-known kids helped Spears start her birthday celebration early, the singer wants to make sure that other young people who are battling serious illness get the help they need.

She expressed her thoughts in an open letter:

Dear Fans,

It’s that time of year again when we pause to reflect upon what we’re thankful for.
I’m thankful to have the most amazing fans in the world who have been there for me through everything!
December is a busy month for me.
My new album, Britney Jean, drops on 12/3.
My Las Vegas show, Britney: Piece of Me, kicks off 12/27 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
And, on 12/2 it’s my birthday!
This year, I’m doing something different for my birthday. I’m dedicating it to the kids of St. Jude.
Help me out by not buying me a gift this year. Buy them a gift instead — the gift of another birthday.
Why St. Jude?
Since opening in 1962, treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
That’s right: the best care in the world, for free, because of people like us. Now that’s something worth celebrating.
Let’s get this party started.

Love always, Britney

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