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Support St. Jude in Michigan

From the tenacious determination that built the automotive industry to the absolute passion that perfected the Motown sound, Detroit gives to the world, asking little in return, just like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.

You can join local supporters in Detroit and across Michigan to help St. Jude continue its lifesaving mission of finding cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Attend an upcoming charity event, explore corporate partnerships, plan your giving, volunteer and fundraise with St. Jude in Michigan.

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Get connected

Contact us directly to get involved and find ways to connect. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date about the exciting events in Michigan.

Detroit, Michigan
Phone: (248) 744-1300

Email your St. Jude Michigan Team

St. Jude supporters gather at a Detroit event.

Our St. Jude Detorit Gala Committee, including James R. Downing, MD, president and chief executive officer of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (middle), celebrates a successful gala in Detroit, MI.


Upcoming events in Michigan

Connect with your local community at one of these upcoming dinners, fitness fundraisers or charity events and join St. Jude in fighting childhood cancer.


St. Jude Walk/Run®

St. Jude Walk/Run participants

Help support St. Jude by participating in St. Jude Walk/Run® in Michigan. This is a nationwide 5K hybrid event, taking place in person and virtually, with a focus on ending childhood cancer. Together.

Learn More about Walk/Run


St. Jude Detroit Gala

Supporters smile for a picture at the Detroit Gala.

Join us in celebrating our Detroit roots, learning about our many advancements since in 1962 and honoring our strong community of supporters tied to the history of St. Jude. In addition to the seated dinner, auctions, and powerful mission moments, you can experience interactive and inspirational displays of St. Jude patient art that bring the mission and stories of St. Jude to life.

Learn More about the Detroit Gala


St. Jude stories from Michigan

Become a St. Jude Hero

Be a St. Jude Hero and run for the kids of St. Jude – in the Detroit Free Press Marathon or the Bayshore Marathon! By raising $250 during the course of your training, you become part of a nationwide alliance against childhood cancer.

Make your journey part of something bigger by registering as a St. Jude Hero today.

Become a St. Jude Hero Today


When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered largely incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer.


St. Jude patient Yara

St. Jude patient Yara dancing

Volunteer with St. Jude in Michigan

Fill out the form to learn about the ways you can donate your time to help St. Jude.

Planned giving at St. Jude

You can support the children of St. Jude in the way that best suits your financial and personal goals.

IRAs, donor-advised funds, stocks, gift annuities, trusts, bequests and more — choose the planned giving option that is right for you, and your generosity will help children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Email your local Michigan team or visit the link below for more planned giving options.

Plan Your Giving


St. Jude patient Peter


Explore corporate engagement with St. Jude

Partner with purpose by creating opportunities for your organization and its team members to engage with St. Jude through their work.

Connect with your Michigan St. Jude team on potential sponsorships and partnerships, set up your workplace giving program and build a network of hope and inspiration through your involvement.

Partner with St. Jude Connect on Sponsorships and Partnerships


Danny Thomas

Founder, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


"Help me find my way in life, and I will build you a shrine. "

That's what Danny Thomas prayed to St. Jude Thaddeus, patron saint of hopeless causes, at the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, which once stood on Adelaide Street in Detroit, as Danny struggled to take his entertainment career to the next level.

In the years that followed and with subsequent prayers to St. Jude Thaddeus, Danny's career flourished through films and television, and he became an internationally known entertainer. He starred in Make Room for Daddy, later known as The Danny Thomas Show. It was there that he remembered his pledge to build a shrine to St. Jude.

That's when he began to fulfill his vow. What started in Detroit now reverberates worldwide, echoed in the laughter of happy, healthy children.

Read Danny's Story


Meet St. Jude patients