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Image of St. Jude patient Alanna pictured with her grandmother

St. Jude patient Alanna with her grandmother

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Thank you, Nasdaq, for inviting St. Jude patient Imani and her family to ring the 2024 Leap Day’s opening bell with ALSAC Chief Development Officer Steve Froehlich. 

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Take a leap to help St. Jude save more kids

This year, we have an extra day for good on February 29. We invite you to take a leap into saving lives. Every child deserves a chance to live their best life and celebrate every moment. When you support St. Jude, you can help make cures possible for kids with cancer. Together, we can save more lives.

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Save 29% at the St. Jude Gift Shop

Celebrate Leap Day with 29% off at the St. Jude Gift Shop sitewide for one day only — Feb. 29, 2024! Sale ends at midnight CT.

Shop the St. Jude Gift Shop

St. Jude patient Yates with his mom.

Become a monthly donor

Partners In Hope is a special community of monthly supporters who are committed to saving children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. 

Learn About Monthly Giving

St. Jude patient Kyla celebrating a no more chemo party.

Make an honor donation

Make a donation in honor of someone special then send a card to let them know!

Make an Honor Donation

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Create your own fundraiser

From fitness to fishing events, there are many ways you can create your own fundraiser and help the kids of St. Jude.

Create Your Own Fundraiser


Spread the word

Share how you're taking a leap to save lives!

Luna became a St. Jude patient four years ago

Luna was a toddler living in Guatemala when she was diagnosed with blood cancer. She underwent two years of chemotherapy at a pediatric cancer hospital there.

Then just over four years ago, days before Christmas 2019, she had a relapse that led her doctors to refer her to St. Jude. At St. Jude, Luna has received two bone marrow transplants, chemotherapy and CAR T-cell therapy. She is full of curiosity, eager to learn about the world around her.

For us, St Jude has been a blessing. St. Jude is a place that shows that good exists.

St. Jude patient Luna's father

St. Jude patient Luna holding up an old photo of herself.

St. Jude patient Luna then and now

white stars artwork by St. Jude patient Ty

See what your 2024 Leap Year donations could provide

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

  1. $29 could help provide 8 central line dressing changing kits.*

    Ambulance patient art drawing.

    Art by St. Jude patient CJ

  2. $50 could help provide art supplies for patient art parties.*

    St. Jude patient Ava smiling and holding her artwork.

    St. Jude patient Ava

  3. $100 could help cover the cost of one red wagon.*

    patient in a red wagon waving.

    St. Jude patient Liliana in a red wagon at St. Jude

  4. $500 could help provide one platelet transfusion for a St. Jude patient.*

    Art of an alien smiling by St. Jude patient Ty.

    Art by St. Jude survivor Ty

  5. $1,000 could help provide parent necessities for 20 patient families.*

    painted airplane

    Artwork by St. Jude patient Allie


*When you make a donation using this information, your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures.  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 will vary based on actual costs incurred and individual patient needs.  Your donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, lodging, travel or food.


Leap Year FAQs

  1. A Leap Year has an extra day on the calendar to account for the exact time it takes for the Earth to orbit the Sun. A common year is 52 weeks and 1 day long, meaning if your birthday is on a Monday one year, the next year it'll be on a Tuesday. During a Leap Year however, the additional day means your birthday leaps over a day. If your birthday was on a Monday in 2023, this year it'll be on a Wednesday. 

  2. The 365 calendar year is actually a rounded number. It takes Earth slightly more time to orbit the sun — around 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 56 seconds. If we didn't add this extra time into our calendar every so often, our seasons would eventually begin to drift. 

  3. Leap Year is usually every four years, but that's not always the case. To keep the seasons on track with our calendar year, some Leap Years are skipped. 

  4. There are 366 days in a Leap Year.

  5. Yes, 2024 is a Leap Year. Leap Day is February 29, 2024.

  6. After 2024, the next Leap Year is 2028.

  7. The last Leap Year was in 2020.