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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, in association with the American University of Beirut, has established the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon. By supporting this project, you will be helping us save the lives of hundreds of children in Lebanon, at no cost to the child's family.

The late entertainer Danny Thomas, who was of Lebanese descent, founded St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and its fund-raising arm, the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC). In the early days of the 1950s, he rallied Americans of Lebanese and Syrian heritage to unite in support of this noble cause. And at the grand opening of the hospital in 1962, he made a special plea to the members of ALSAC to continue to support his dream that "no child should die in the dawn of life."

That dream succeeded beyond even Danny's expectations. Today, St. Jude is the most prestigious pediatric cancer research center in the world with a Nobel Laureate on its staff. The discoveries and treatments at St. Jude are freely shared with the medical community around the world. Doctors and researchers from dozens of countries, including more than 50 from the Arab world, have trained at St. Jude. Dozens of children from Lebanon and more than a dozen Arab countries have been treated.