History

When late entertainer Danny Thomas opened the doors to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1962, he was not just changing the lives of those children who would walk through its doors. He was changing lives across the world.

Danny Thomas Stories
Stories about St. Jude Children's Research Hospital founder, entertainer Danny Thomas, his legacy and his family.
History of St. Jude CEO/Directors
Read about the hospital's leaders, from its first director, Dr. Donald Pinkel to its current director, Dr. William E. Evans.
Fifty Fabulous Years
Explore this interactive timeline highlighting the astounding progress that has occurred at St. Jude during the past five decades.
History of ALSAC
Learn more about the fundraising organization that coordinates events to support St. Jude.