Who They Are
St. Jude Children’s Hospital is a specialty research hospital for children, not a general children’s hospital. Located in Memphis, Tennessee it is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. St. Jude focuses on providing exceptional care to patients with pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Acceptance to St. Jude is generally based upon having a disease that they treat and study, and may be based on potential eligibility for an open clinical trial. About 7,500 patients are seen at St. Jude annually, most of whom are treated on a continuing outpatient basis and are part of ongoing research programs.
What They Do
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
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.
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Although we accept insurance, St. Jude is a research hospital, so many of the treatment and services we provide are not covered by insurance and will not be in the future.
How You Can Donate
Our $1,000 donation will go towards helping St. Jude continue their mission of advancing cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
It will cost approximately $1 billion to operate St. Jude this year. Because more than 75% comes from generous donors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most — saving kids regardless of their financial situation. If you would like to donate to this Best Ever Cause, please click the button below.