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Patient kaleb and his mom

St. Jude patient Kaleb, with his mom


Is St. Jude really free?

Many families come to St. Jude thinking it’s like any other hospital. But because of our supporters, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.

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Everyone's support makes a difference

Since we opened in 1962, our mission has been to find cures for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases, regardless of race, ethnicity, beliefs or a family’s ability to pay.

In the years ahead, an estimated 89% of the funds necessary to sustain and grow St. Jude must be raised from generous donors. This is why supporters are so important in fulfilling the promise of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas, who believed that "no child should die in the dawn of life."


If we had to live in the street for her to be at St. Jude we would have. But Azalea's doctor sat us down and one of the first things she said to us was, we can fix this. And the next thing she said was, we'll house you, and you don't have to worry about food or medical bills.

Azalea's mom, Simone

Patient Azalea sitting with her mom, smiling

St. Jude patient Azalea, with her mom


Thanks to our generous supporters, we're leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Patient Abraham with his mom and dad

St. Jude patient Abraham with his parents


As a parent, you spend your whole life trying to keep your children from getting hurt. It broke my heart. It made me so scared for him.

Abraham's mom


Anybody and everybody that contributes anything to this place, no matter if it’s a big business or the grandmother that donates once a month, they are changing people’s lives. I can’t say enough how grateful we are to be here and that this place exists.

Mila's mom, Tiffany

Patient Mila with her mom

St. Jude patient Mila, with her mom 


We won't stop until no child dies from cancer.

That means investing in patient care, research and technologies that keep us on the leading edge. We're focusing on tackling the hardest-to-treat cancers, increasing survival rates and reaching more children with cancer worldwide. Read more.

Patient Rinoa

St. Jude patient Rinoa


Your donation helps give kids like Rinoa the chance to grow up.

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