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  • 1. For the Children An Introduction to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • 2.
    • Mission …
    … to advance cures and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment
  • 3. St. Jude History Danny’s prayer to St. Jude Thaddeus: “Show me my way in life and I will build you a shrine.”
  • 4.
    • Promise led to idea of a research hospital devoted to curing catastrophic diseases in children
    • More than just a treatment facility— a research center for all the children of the world
    St. Jude History
  • 5.
    • Fundraising began in the early 1950s
    • Thomas and his wife traveled all over the U.S. by car to raise money
    St. Jude History
  • 6.
    • Thomas united with fellow Arab-Americans to help raise money for St. Jude as a way to thank the United States for the gift of freedom and honor their immigrant forefathers
    • 1957—formation of ALSAC (American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities)
      • Sole purpose of ALSAC is to raise money for St. Jude
    St. Jude History
  • 7.
    • Fundraising arm of St. Jude
    • No child ever turned away due to inability to pay
    • One of America’s leading health care charities
    • St. Jude operating budget is more than $1.4 million per day
    St. Jude History ALSAC
  • 8.
    • Must be referred by physician
    • Generally 18 years old or younger
    • Must have disease currently studied at St. Jude
    St. Jude Admission Facts
  • 9.
    • About 400 new patients each year
    • More than 5,400 “active” patients
    • 60 staffed inpatient beds
    St. Jude Admission Facts
  • 10. St. Jude Housing Facts St. Jude provides housing, meals and transportation for each patient and one parent at no cost to the family
  • 11.
    • For families staying in Memphis longer than three months
    • 96 two-bedroom, fully furnished apartments
    • Fitness center
    • Library
    • Music room
    • Meditation garden
    St. Jude Housing Facts Target House
  • 12.
    • For families staying in Memphis from one week to three months
    • 51 guest rooms
    • Double and single beds with private baths
    • Shared kitchens and gathering spaces
    • One of the largest Ronald McDonald Houses in U.S.
    St. Jude Housing Facts Ronald McDonald House
  • 13.
    • For families staying in Memphis less than one week
    • First housing on St. Jude campus
        • Opened in January 2004
    • 100 guest rooms
    St. Jude Housing Facts Grizzlies House
  • 14.
    • Research and treatment are equally important
    Research and Treatment
  • 15.
    • Known for advances in treatment of childhood leukemia
    • Other catastrophic diseases taken on by St. Jude:
      • Genetic diseases such sickle cell disease
      • Childhood cancers including tumors of the bone, brain and soft tissue
    Research and Treatment
  • 16.  
  • 17. Outreach Overview Less than 30 percent of the world’s children with cancer have access to modern treatments
  • 18.
    • Peoria, Illinois
    • Johnson City, Tennessee
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Shreveport, Louisiana
    • Huntsville, Alabama
    U.S. Outreach Partner sites in
  • 19.
    • St. Jude partner institutions in 19 countries
    • St. Jude caregivers travel to share information about latest treatments and medicine
    • Partners send personnel to St. Jude for training
    • Cure4Kids Web site provides online education worldwide
    International Outreach
  • 20.
    • 1999—launched a $1 billion expansion project doubling the size of the campus, adding new research, treatment and housing
    • 2008—expansion completed with the opening of the Chili’s Care Center, a 340,000 square-foot facility that puts patients and scientists in the same building to fast-track the translation of new knowledge into better care for our children
  • 21.
    • Research includes major initiatives in both diagnostic and therapeutic radiology, including nuclear chemistry
    • State-of-the-art cyclotron enables researchers to conduct new studies not previously possible
    More Groundbreaking Research
  • 22.