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Thank you for supporting St. Jude on 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. Our local holiday may be over, but you can help children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses by donating at any time.


St. Jude patient Quincy and his dad


 St. Jude in Memphis

The 901 is our home. Our history is intertwined with Memphis, which is the heart and soul of St. Jude.

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, St. Jude opened the first fully integrated children's hospital in the South on Feb. 4, 1962, and led the way in diverse and inclusive hiring.

St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. Help us continue our lifesaving mission during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Donate $9.01

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital exterior as it looked in 1962.

Did you know?

Danny Thomas' influence in Memphis goes beyond St. JudeRead about his connection to Beale Street.


St. Jude is grateful for the support of Memphians who challenge themselves to help build brighter futures for children.


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'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.  Because together, nothing is impossible.


We celebrate 901 today and every day

Thanks to the continued support from Memphians and people around the world, there is St. Jude. Let's cure childhood cancer. Together. 

Donate $9.01


St. Jude patient Olivia 


Other ways to support St. Jude in Memphis

St. Jude Walk/Run participants

St. Jude Walk/Run 2019

Register for St. Jude Walk/Run virtual event

Register and fundraise for the St. Jude Walk/Run Memphis virtual event.

Register Now

St. Jude patient Olivia and her mom

Send a free card to St. Jude kids

Choose an e-card, then select a pre-written message; or write your own!

Send a Free Card

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.

Use the code “901day” on Sept. 1 for a $9.01 discount on orders of $20 or more.

Shop the St. Jude Gift Shop