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Donations help drive cancer research

When you donate to St. Jude, your generosity helps fund lifesaving research and treatment for children facing cancer and other life-threatening diseases worldwide.

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Patient Alanna sits on her mom's lap in a hospital setting.

St. Jude patient Alanna with her mom


How to donate to cancer research

Your donation helps St. Jude provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures for life-threatening pediatric illnesses, such as leukemia and brain cancer. Your donation is tax-deductible, and helps us provide children cutting-edge treatments not covered by insurance, at no cost to families.

Learn about the different types of cancer we treat at St. Jude and how your donation positively impacts those affected by cancer.

St. Jude patient Lucas stands in a colorful outfit holding a photo of himself when he was younger and in treatment at St. Jude.

St. Jude patient Lucas


Why donate to St. Jude?

When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was largely considered incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer.

Although we accept insurance, St. Jude is a research hospital, so many of the treatment services we provide are not covered by insurance. Unlike other hospitals, a majority of the funding for St. Jude comes from generous donors who help us ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.

And St. Jude publishes research and clinical trials to turn laboratory discoveries into lifesaving treatments that benefit patients. You donation will help children worldwide.

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