NEW ORLEANS – This colorful necktie was designed by patients at the world-renowned St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Hand-signed by President Donald Trump, the tie is going to be auctioned on Friday, July 12 at the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Conference & Show, with absentee and Internet live bidding through LiveAuctioneers. All proceeds will benefit the hospital.
Originally, the necktie belonged to Republican Congressman Billy Long. The Missouri legislator asked President Trump to sign the tie as he exited the House floor on February 5, 2019, after completing the annual State of the Union Address. Shortly thereafter, Congressman Long announced that the tie would be auctioned at the July NAA conference in New Orleans, with all proceeds going to St. Jude.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of its founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.