St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the waythe world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children. 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. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago.
Local hospitals are vital to the health of children in every community. But St. Jude has a unique mission – to generate the knowledge that will save the lives of hundreds of thousands of children stricken with cancer and other catastrophic diseases throughout the nation and aroundthe world. The budgeted daily operating cost of St. Jude is $2.4 million and more than 75percent of those costs are covered by public contributions. The average cost to treat one child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer, is about$300,000. St. Jude remains committed to its founder Danny Thomas’ dream that someday no child will die in the dawn of life. We urge you to help by becoming a part of St. Jude’s great mission of finding cures and saving children.