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St. Jude supports Ukraine cancer patients

In 2022, St. Jude collaborated with more than 20 organizations, foundations and Ukraine charities to mobilize efforts like the Supporting Action for Emergency Response (SAFER) Ukraine initiative to help cancer-stricken children caught in the crossfire of the war in Ukraine.

Your continued support and donations have helped make this possible. 

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Ukrainian families are greeted upon arrival in Memphis, Tenn. for treatment at St. Jude

Ukrainian families are greeted upon arrival in Memphis, Tenn. for treatment at St. Jude.


How St. Jude is supporting Ukraine cancer patients

At the start of the Russo-Ukrainian War, there was an urgent need to relocate Ukrainian pediatric cancer patients. Alongside SAFER Ukraine, St. Jude Global worked tirelessly to coordinate these evacuations, ensuring treatment could continue for those cancer-striken children. Thanks to donors like you, St. Jude has assisted:

  • More than 1,300 patients and families reach safety and continue treatments uninterrupted
  • Eight of those 1,300 on a 5,000-mile journey to arrive at St. Jude facilities for treatment

For more information about our Ukraine relief efforts, consider checking out our related news segments featured below. 

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 How St. Jude is improving worldwide cure rates

At St. Jude, we believe every child deserves a chance to live their best life and celebrate every moment — no matter where they live.

By working with European health organizations to assist with evacuations, St. Jude has been able to welcome pediatric cancer patients from Ukraine and provide safe access to essential treatments. 

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped raise the survival rates for children with cancer in the United States, where 4 out of 5 children survive. In many developing countries, however, fewer than 1 out of 5 survive. Your support gives kids with cancer around the world that chance.

St. Jude has a global mission to work with the World Health Organization and other collaborators to cure at least 60% of children with the most common cancers worldwide by 2030.

Sharing how St. Jude is helping children worldwide thanks to help of generous donors

It is with the support of our generous donors that St. Jude can continue its commitment to ensuring children across the world can access quality cancer care in their home countries

Donations to St. Jude are directed toward a variety of initiatives including pediatric cancer research, treatment methods and our global outreach efforts in Ukraine and around the world.

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