St. Jude made us comfortable. I don’t know what I would have done without them.
Sharvae, Ay'Den's mom
In 1962, entertainer and 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. With expert doctors, researchers and care staff collectively focused on saving children, St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The ambition and scope of the St. Jude mission have only grown in the last 60 years. We believe that children in Memphis and all over the world deserve the same chance at survival.
Our purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.®
Every dollar makes a difference
Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from generous donors like you, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most — saving kids regardless of their financial situation.
$10 could help provide a new toy for hospital areas or recreational areas at St. Jude housing facilities.
$64 could help cover the cost of four platelet count tests.
$250 could help provide a meal card for a St. Jude family for one week.
A gift of any amount supports the work happening every day at St. Jude. And our research is shared with doctors and scientists around the world.
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.
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.
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901 Day FAQs:
Where is the 901 area code?
Memphis, Tenn. and surrounding areas in Shelby County, Tenn. are in the 901 area code.
What is 901 Day in Memphis?
901 Day is a local holiday recognized by Memphis residents and those in surrounding areas of Shelby County, Tenn. who share the 901 area code. Local organizations and businesses take this time to highlight and celebrate all that's great in Memphis.
When is 901 Day?
901 Day is recognized annually on Sept. 1 (9/01).
What are ways to participate in 901 Day?
- Donate to St. Jude or another local nonprofit to support the work many are doing to help make Memphis a great place to live. Or volunteer your time.
- Eat at a locally-owned restaurant. Memphis is a foodie city with a variety of tasty options.
- Support a small business and share any good finds with family and friends.
- Post on social media about why you love Memphis along with the hashtag #901Day.