The history of St. Jude in Memphis
The 901 is our home. More than 50 years ago, entertainer and St. Jude founder Danny Thomas chose to build a research hospital in Memphis open to all children, regardless of a family’s race, religion or ability to pay.
Despite the tradition of segregation in the South, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital opened the first fully integrated children's hospital in the region Feb. 4, 1962.
Peter, local patient Olivia's dad, started raising funds for St. Jude years before her blood cancer diagnosis. Fundraisers like Peter help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything.
Memphians think big and act boldly out of compassion for community.
What St. Jude loves about Memphis
We show pride in our city.
We're a great city for biking!
We're huge sports fans.
We entertain the world!
It's a city of opportunity.
The people here are great.
We celebrate 901 today and every day
With continued support from Memphians and people around the world, St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer.