St. Jude saves children’s lives at no cost to families


When families arrive at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, they are amazed and relieved to hear that they will not be asked for payment of any kind. 

We have insurance, but learning we’d never receive a bill? I cried for days. We’re provided with everything we need, from Elise’s treatment to meal cards to a place to stay.

Patient Elise's mom

St. Jude patient Elise

St. Jude patient Elise


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded by Danny Thomas on the promise that families will never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should have to worry about is helping their child live.

Patient Jenny and her family

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Approximately seventy-five percent of the budgeted costs of St. Jude are covered by public contributions, which is why people like you are so important in fulfilling Danny’s promise.

Help us continue to provide peace of mind for families going through the most difficult time in their lives.


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