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Happy 901 Day

901 Day is 9/01, which marks the beginning of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  It's also the day Memphians and those in surrounding areas who share the 901 area code celebrate all that's great in our city.

Thanks for joining us Sept. 1, 2023, in celebrating Memphis by helping make cures possible for kids with cancer. 

You can support St. Jude patients and families throughout Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Donate $9.01

Patient Eri'Elle with her mom, Angel, and grandmother, Addie.

St. Jude patient Eri'Elle with her mom, Angel, and grandmother, Addie

Hospital opening ceremony and statue unveiling in 1962.

St. Jude opening ceremony and statue unveiling in 1962


We believe children in Memphis and all over the world deserve the same chance at survival

In 1962, St. Jude founder Danny Thomas brought research and patient care under one roof and pioneered racial integration with the first fully integrated children's hospital in the south.

Since then, our patients have been receiving the customized care they need to treat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, no matter what barriers they may face.


Why $9.01? Because every dollar makes a difference.

With your support, we can provide children cutting-edge treatments not covered by insurance, at no cost to families.

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could help St. Jude provide a new toy for hospital play areas or recreational areas at St. Jude housing facilities.*

Donate $10

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Could feed a St. Jude family for one day.*

Donate $35

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Could help provide 12 IVs to St. Jude patients.*

Donate $50

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Any amount

supports the work of St. Jude and our research shared around the world.*

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Your support gives patients like Ava the greatest gift of all — time.

Watch St. Jude patient Ava's story of treatment and recovery.

Cancer treatment at St. Jude was lifesaving for Ava and life-changing for her family.


Things have been amazing. Especially the doctors and nurses we've come into contact with, they've been outstanding.

Rob, Ava's dad


Ways to participate in 901 Day

Donate to St. Jude or another local nonprofit

Support the work many are doing to help make Memphis a great place to live. You can also volunteer your time or start your own fundraiser.

Indulge in local cuisine

Enjoy a meal at a locally-owned restaurant or explore local food trucks. Memphis is a foodie city with a variety of tasty options.

Support a local small business

Celebrate 901 Day by supporting some of our local businesses. Explore what Memphis has to offer and take advantage of some 901 Day deals and events.

Engage on social media

Did you know two Memphians started 901 Day in 2011 on social media? Continue the tradition by sharing why you love Memphis along with the hashtag #901Day on your favorite platform. And follow St. Jude during September as we recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.


More ways to support St. Jude in Memphis during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Adults and children walking under the St. Jude Walk/Run finish line arch.

Register for St. Jude Walk/Run Memphis

Register to participate or volunteer at the family-friendly event Sept. 30 at Tom Lee Park. 

Register Now

Memphis bridge and buildings in gold outlining the city skyline.

Celebrate the St. Jude Spirit of the Dream

Join us for a special evening Sept. 23 at The Guest House at Graceland. Guests will honor African Americans who have made contributions to Memphis while embodying the St. Jude mission. 

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St. Jude patient Ivan smiling with his dad Gregory.

Raise awareness about childhood cancer

One in five children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. won’t survive. Learn how St. Jude is providing cutting-edge treatment and caring for patients and families. 

Learn More

Patient Ivan climbing on his dad's back.

St. Jude patient Ivan with his dad, Gregory


Thank you, Memphis, for making the dream of St. Jude possible

Your support ensures families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.

Donate $9.01


Share the love on #901Day


*Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude.  The cost of each item or service is an approximation and varies based on actual costs and patient needs.  Your generous donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.