Why St. Jude?

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has phenomenal research, outstanding patient care and the generosity of supporters, which means St. Jude can do whatever it takes to save a child.


Research and Treatment

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 52 years ago. Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most — saving kids regardless of their financial situation.

We won't give up

When Brennan's family was told that their son only had six months to live, they refused to accept that outcome. We refused to accept it, either. When faced with a challenge, we fight to find a solution. Watch and share the video of Brennan's amazing story.

We treat the toughest cases

Doctors often send their toughest cases to St. Jude because we have the world’s best survival rates for some of the most aggressive cancers. When Markell was sent to St. Jude, his family worried about his future. But St. Jude gave them hope. Watch and share this St. Jude superstar's story.

Because of you, we are developing tomorrow's cures today. Your support helps us improve the outcomes of childhood cancer. Find out more about our world-renowned research.


Saving Kids Everywhere

At St. Jude, we work just as hard to share our discoveries as we do in making them. We create opportunities for doctors, scientists and researchers around the world to meet, collaborate and share information to help children everywhere. Learn more about our global impact.

You're not just a patient — you're family

We treat patients from all 50 states and around the world. Though patient Mimi and her family are far from their home in the Cayman Islands, they never feel lonely thanks to the community at St. Jude. Read their story.


Life After Cancer

St. Jude  is a global leader in research and care for childhood cancer survivors through programs like the St. Jude LIFE and the After Completion of Therapy Clinic Presented by Kmart. Our research shows that adult survivors of childhood cancer face higher rates of serious health problems and emphasizes the need for lifelong health monitoring for this group.


Finding her life's calling

Gabriela was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a life-threatening bone cancer at the age of 7. Today, she is a researcher at the hospital that saved her life. Watch and share Gabby's inspiring story.

After the confetti falls

Beating childhood cancer may seem like the end of the road, but St. Jude researchers found that 98 percent of survivors have at least one chronic health condition. Find out what happens after treatment ends.

Winning the race against frailty

James Eversull thought that beating childhood cancer was good enough to give him a lifetime of good health. But a St. Jude LIFE evaluation proved differently. Learn more about our pioneering study.

Read more about the work St. Jude researchers do to enhance the quality of life for all cancer survivors.