How your donation
makes an impact

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No matter what amount you're able to give, every donation makes a difference! Thanks to you, St. Jude can continue to provide lifesaving treatment and world-class patient care at no cost to a family. Get the facts about your tax-deductible donation:

Every dollar makes a difference

Every dollar makes a difference

The majority of St. Jude funding comes from generous donors like you. Approximately 75 percent of our budgeted costs are covered by public contributions. Your donation counts and will be used to provide breakthrough research and treatment of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. 

How far can your donation go?

How far can your donation go?

Because St. Jude freely shares the discoveries we make, we're saving children all over the world. Every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world, and gives specialized training to international healthcare professionals so they can use that knowledge in their own countries. 

No family pays St. Jude for anything

No family pays St. Jude for anything

Thanks to donors like you, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Your support means St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most — saving kids regardless of their financial situation. 

Gifts that give

Help give patients and their families what they need, when they need it. Your donation could help cover the cost of lifesaving chemotherapy treatment, or provide necessities for parents who may have hurriedly left home after their child’s diagnosis. Here are just a few examples of how your gift could be used to support our patients and their families:

  1. Help St. Jude provide a new toy for hospital play areas or recreational areas at St. Jude housing facilities, encouraging children to relax and play.

  2. Your gift can help provide a St. Jude family with meals for one day in the Kay Kafe, the St. Jude cafeteria, and give comfort during a difficult time.

  3. You can help St. Jude provide necessities for parents who may have hurriedly left home after their child’s diagnosis, giving them a measure of relief in a time of stress.

  4. Crutches sized especially for children help them maneuver during treatment. Help St. Jude provide the tools necessary for our young patients to stay mobile.

  5. Children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening diseases often need transfusions. Your gift can help St. Jude provide the best care and treatment for patients.

  6. Physical therapy is provided to patients because children with life-threatening diseases like cancer may develop developmental, cognitive or physical impairments as a result of their illnesses and treatments. Your gift can help St. Jude ensure that every child treated here enjoys the highest quality of life possible.

Make a Donation

Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures. Items listed 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, travel, housing or food.


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