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St. Jude patient Calvin


This Lunar New Year, send good fortune to the kids of St. Jude

Help kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases by making a donation to St. Jude this Lunar New Year. 

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Together with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Year of the Wood Dragon in 2024 promises new beginnings, a brighter hope for the future and opportunities to lift all of our communities together as one.


Your support helps ensure our lifesaving mission

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

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St. Jude has helped increased the long-term survival rates for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) from 40% to 94%.

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St. Jude is developing new, improved treatments for children with cancer, creating more clinical trials for cancer than any other children’s hospital.

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St. Jude is leading research to improve chemotherapy safety and effectiveness for pediatric patients of East Asian descent affected by ALL.

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Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped raise the survival rate for children with cancer in the United States, where 4 out of 5 children survive cancer. In many countries, however, 1 out of 5 children diagnosed with cancer will survive. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer, no matter where they live. Learn more about the St. Jude Global initiative.


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Other ways to support St. Jude kids during Lunar New Year

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Dedicate a donation

Dedicate a donation and send a Lunar New Year's card to the person of your choosing.

Dedicate a Donation

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St. Jude patient Calvin

Send a free virtual card to patients

Share messages of good fortune with the kids of St. Jude by sending a virtual card.

Send a Card

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St. Jude patient Maelin-Kate

Create your own fundraiser

You can make an impact on the kids of St. Jude this Lunar New Year.

Create a Fundraiser

St. Jude Dragon Plush which is a stuffed purple dragon with white wings and horns.

Shop the St. Jude Gift Shop

Our Cuddly Purple Dragon is the perfect companion to celebrate your child's imagination and Lunar New Year! 

Shop the Gift Shop


 I like everything about St. Jude, I like the kids, the doctors and the nurses.

St. Jude patient Calvin

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St. Jude patient Calvin in 2016


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Lunar New Year FAQs:

  1. Lunar New Year, which is also called Spring Festival or Chinese New Year, celebrates the beginning of a new year on the lunisolar calendar. It is the most important holiday of the year for those who observe and is widely celebrated by many of the East and Southeast Asian population all over the world. Lunar New Year is referred to as Chinese New Year in China, Tết (or Tết Nguyên Đán) in Vietnam and Seollal in Korea. 

  2. In 2024, Lunar New Year begins on February 10 and ends with the Lantern Festival on February 24. Lunar New Year begins on the new moon, which typically appears at the end of January to the end of February. Lunar New Year celebrations last just over two weeks and end on Lantern Festival, which occurs on the 15th day of the first lunar month. 

  3. The year 2024 is the Year of the Wood Dragon. The dragon signifies great power and success, as well as good luck and confidence.

    • New Year’s Eve Dinner, or a reunion dinner when all family members gather, is the most important part of the celebration. Traditional feasts include chicken, fish, duck and pork dishes.
    • Drums and fireworks are used to ward off evil spirits with loud noises.
    • Red Envelopes filled with money are given by married adults to children to bring good wishes and luck for the new year ahead.
    • Cleaning before the New Year gets rid of the bad luck and welcomes good luck.
    • Decorations like red lanterns, spring couplets and paper cuttings are fashioned in red, a symbolic color for good fortune.
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