St. Jude patient Qua

Hoops for St. Jude

Join the winning team that's helping the kids of St. Jude beat pediatric cancer, sickle cell disease, brain tumors and other life-threatening diseases.

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St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Results like these take teamwork.

That's why St. Jude joined forces with the NBA in 2009 to create Hoops for St. Jude — our annual, season-long fundraising and awareness campaign that unites the entire NBA community in supporting the St. Jude mission.

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. That's why the support of the entire NBA community is so important.

We've put together an all-star roster of NBA teams, players and coaches to take on childhood cancer.

Read what they have to say about St. Jude.

Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies have been an active partner of St. Jude for over a decade. Team members regularly meet with patients and their families, and the NBA team has been prominent champions of Hoops for St. Jude.


Meet St. Jude patient Qua

Qua’s family learned he suffered from a rare cancer called desmoplastic small round cell tumor in early 2015. At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Qua’s treatment includes chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Qua is an outgoing teen who loves basketball, video games and science. He also likes to bake, especially cupcakes. Qua’s favorite NBA team is the Golden State Warriors. 

St. Jude patient Qua

St. Jude patient Qua, age 18

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Because of supporters like you, families like Qua's 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.

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