What is Hispanic Heritage Month?
The idea to celebrate people of Hispanic heritage was originally born in 1968 with the creation of Hispanic Heritage Week. Over time, this grew into a month-long celebration, starting on September 15 and ending on October 15.
Yamila experienced cancer three times and is now celebrating five years of remission. Thanks to St. Jude and supporters like you, her journey as a musician, avid animal lover and cancer survivor continues.
At 6 months old, Eduardo was referred to St. Jude, where he was diagnosed with liver cancer. His treatment included surgery to remove the mass and chemotherapy.
Meet our Hispanic employees
At St. Jude Children’s Researh Hospital and ALSAC we are incredibly proud of the work being done by our doctors and staff of Hispanic heritage. It is thanks to them that St. Jude is able to treat children from the whole country, Latin America and the whole planet.
Thanks to generous donors like you:
- Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today.
- St. Jude has increased the survival rates for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) from 4 percent before opening in 1962 to 94 percent today.
- St. Jude creates more clinical trials for cancer than any other children's hospital and turns laboratory discoveries into lifesaving treatments that benefit patients – every day.
- St. Jude shares its groundbreaking discoveries, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists can use that knowledge to save thousands more children around the world.