Why your support matters

Because of you, St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

 

Because of you, St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

How much of your donation helps the kids? 78 cents out of every dollar. Learn more about our unique operating model.

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Families never pay a bill

Families never receive a bill

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.

 
 
 
 
20% to 80% survival rates

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%

St. Jude has helped push the childhood cancer survival rate from less than 20% when we opened to 80% today. We won't stop until no child dies from cancer.

Our founder believed that "no child should die in the dawn of life," and we’ve spent more than half a century focusing on our mission: Finding cures. Saving children.

 
 
Saving children everywhere

Saving children everywhere

St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

 
 
 
 
75%

More than 75% of operating costs must come from generous donors

It will cost approximately $1 billion to operate St. Jude this year. Because more than 75% comes from generous donors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most — saving kids regardless of their financial situation.

 
 

From fundraising to volunteering, there are many ways for you to support St. Jude

 

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