Happy 901 Day!


St. Jude loves Memphis for embracing our mission to find cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. 901 Day is Sept. 1, which marks the beginning of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

In honor of 901 Day in Memphis and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, donate $9.01 to the kids of St. Jude.

Donate $9.01

Register for the St. Jude Walk/Run


St. Jude patient Smyrna


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.

St. Jude patient Felicity

Did you know? St. Jude also led the way in diverse, inclusive hiring and the integration of hotels in Memphis.


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.


We are grateful for the support of Memphians who challenge themselves to help build brighter futures for children.


Memphians think big and act boldly out of compassion for community.


What's going on in Memphis impacts the world

From neighborhood revitalization to lifesaving research freely shared with doctors worldwide, Memphians embrace the critical roles needed to carry out missions; doing what's right, even when it's not easy.


What St. Jude loves about Memphis

I Love Memphis sign

We show pride in our city.

Memphis biking along Riverside Dr.

We're a great city for biking!

Memphis Grizzlies at the FedEx Forum

We're huge sports fans.

Memphis' Beale St.

We entertain the world!

Graceland in Memphis

It's a city of opportunity.

Music at the Memphis Levitt Shell

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.

Donate $9.01

Register for the St. Jude Walk/Run


Local St. Jude patient Mabry celebrates at her No More Chemo Party.


Other ways to support St. Jude families

There are several ways to help the kids of St. Jude in September.

Stl Jude patient Lily

Register for St. Jude Walk/Run Memphis

Register and fundraise for the St. Jude Walk/Run Memphis and join us on the St. Jude campus on Sept. 28.

Register Now

Stl Jude patient Lily

Shop and help St. Jude kids

Show your love for St. Jude kids while helping ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything. 

Shop the St. Jude Gift Shop