ST. JUDE’SCHILDREN’SRESEARCH HOSPITAL262 Danny ThomasPlaceMemphis, TN 38105By: Wendy Mireles
About Us✞ Founded by entertainer Danny Thomas February 4, 1962✞ This was the dream of Danny Thomas that “no child should die in the dawn of life”✞ Main focus was on pediatric cancer✞ Began with 250 employees to now 3400✞ Began with an annual budget of $1 million to now more than $400 million✞ AIDS research✞ Won the Congressional Gold Medal and Nobel Prize
Our 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 familys ability to pay.
Our Values✞We have a commitment to provide highest quality of medical and supportive care to our patients✞We respect the diversity and lifestyles of our patients and their families✞We have honesty, integrity, and accountability in our actions and decisions✞We have a commitment to our donors that anything spent will be towards accomplishing our mission of advancing cures for pediatric catastrophic disease through research and treatment
Cure4KidsSt. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital undergirds this program.An international Medical Education Web Site and Online Collaboration CenterThis web site is dedicated to support the care of children with cancer and catastrophic diseases worldwide
InputsHost a St. Jude walk event in your communitySupport St. Jude by helping out in a trike-a-thonHelp fundraising in a Warrior Dash, a mud-crawling, fire-leaping, or an extreme running eventGiving donations
OutputsThere have been over 2000 seminarsThere are 33149 users from 185 countries using Cure4KidsOver 6 Million items have been viewed or downloaded.Millions of people are becoming more knowledgeable with cancerBeing able to help the prevention of cancer, or finding out the early symptoms of it
OutcomeThis program has many outcomes in which are: School children become more knowledgeable in cancer Children and their parents understand the basic science and treatment of cancer Kids also learn how to live a healthy life This web site helps explicate cancer and how it works so that even little children can understand it.
Community NeedMore than half of American die from cancer each year.More than 7.6 million people die from cancer each year.More than 100,000 children from cancer each year.Cancer can get anyone at any time, it is a very serious and dangerous disease.
Personal ConnectionAbout a year ago I had surgery to remove a lump/mass inside my left breast. We didn’t know what it was until I had surgery to remove it. Half the doctors said it could be breast cancer and the others said they really didn’t know what to tell me what it was. They said it was my decision if wanted to remove it or wait six months to see if anything happens. Being very frightened that it could be cancer I decided to have surgery and have it removed. A week after the surgery I finally got the call I wanted to hear. The doctor said that it was benign but if I had waited those six months to see if anything would have happened it would have turned into cancer. I was so glad I went thought the surgery, now I try to help out as much possible to people in need because you never know when your life can be taken away.
Shuttleworth FoundationMark Shuttleworth founded this foundation in 2001.The mission statement of this foundation is to help social innovators who help change the world.
LinksShuttleworth Foundation Cure4Kids• To help social innovators who help • To advance cures, and try to prevent change the world. diseases throughout research and treatment. -Finding a cure for cancer can greatly change the would in saving thousands of lives all around the world.• “Being open about our work is vital • Cure4Kids is a website that doctors if our ideas are to take hold for and nurses can use to update their others to replicate them and benefit information on what they know society. If we can shorten the time it about cancer making it easier for takes a good idea to spread, by people to share information and living out loud, then the results will help advance the cures for any speak for themselves.” catastrophic diseases.
Links Cont.Shuttleworth Foundation Cure4Kids• The Shuttleworth foundation has • We have open blogs in which all their accounts open being able people can openly talk about their for the whole public to see what research for other to take the they are doing. information they have found and put it to the test.
Critical ActionThis web site helps to take information and share it all around the world into helping eachother (doctors,nurses,etc) help find the cure for these diseases.Cure4kids helps take action after you have engaged in the critical thinking and reading by reading the material that is there and putting it to use with experimentation.This program would help you to investigate in your own community and help those in need.
How can you be Involved! Link to Web Site General Information: (901)595-3300 Donations: (800)822-6344 Contact your regional office to help volunteer