St. Judes Children Hospital St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.
Mission 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 our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
Never Turns a Child Away St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.
What does that mean? In 1962, the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer, was 4 percent. Today, the survival rate for this once deadly disease is 94 percent, thanks to research and treatment protocols developed at St. Jude.
Finding Cures St. Jude is the first institution established for the sole purpose of conducting basic and clinical research and treatment into catastrophic childhood diseases, mainly cancer.
Research findings at St. Jude are shared freely with doctors and scientists all over the world. ------------------------------------------------------ St. Jude was the first institution to develop a cure for sickle cell disease with a bone marrow transplant and has one of the largest pediatric sickle cell programs in the country.
Patients more than 20,000 children from across the United States and 70 foreign countries have been treated. About 5,700 active patients are seen at St. Jude yearly All of this costs money!
Costs The daily operating cost for St. Jude is $1.6 million, which is primarily covered by public contributions. During the past five years, 81 cents of every dollar received has supported the research and treatment at St. Jude.
You can Donate your $ Through the mail - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105 By Phone - nullnull And of course online with a Credit Card
You can also donate your time Voulenteer or Participate
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Meet Brady "My husband and I, all we could think about was that we were going to do anything to help our little boy. We would sell our house if we needed to," "I remember feeling a sense of relief when I heard how much St. Jude provides. It's one less thing to worry about." Age: 3 yrs old Condition:Neuroblastoma,a common solid tumor of childhood.
They have enough to worry about Dealing with childhood cancer is extremely hard on a family. St. Jude takes away the financial burdens from them. Who is more worthy of a second chance at life, then a child.... who hasn't had a first chance.
A: source of cures for childhood diseases. of: treatment for children, no matter their race, religion, or ability to pay Supported by public donations
Become a partner in hope For as little as $19 a month, Or even just your time... You can make the difference in the life of a child. A difference in life or death.