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St. Jude Give To Live Society

As a committed donor, your generosity helps ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. 

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Patient Jacob flexing his biceps and smiling while his dad hugs him on the St. Jude campus.

St. Jude patient Jacob with his father

St. Jude Give To Live Society

Your impact in 2022

St. Jude Give To Live Society members made a lasting impact on the lives of St. Jude kids and their families in 2022. Read more about your impact on our Annual Report page.

Continue scrolling to learn more about the Give To Live Society, or browse our FAQs.

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Your giving helps further our mission:
Finding cures. Saving children.® Everywhere.

Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from generous donors, we have the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of their financial situation.

  1. St. Jude patient Kyla celebrating her No More Chemo party at St. Jude

    St. Jude patient Kyla, diagnosed with medulloblastoma, with her mother.


    Giving $2,500 or more this year could cover the cost of five days of oxygen for a St. Jude patient.

    During treatment, St. Jude patients may need oxygen to help their bodies function properly and aid in healing.

    A variety of giving options qualify for membership. Find examples here. 

    Give $2,500

  2. St. Jude patient Ryleigh photographed in a waiting room at St. Jude.

    St. Jude patient Ryleigh


    Giving $5,000 or more this year could support the cost of the daily room rate of the ICU.

    The Intensive Care Unit at St. Jude has been recognized twice with the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. In 2009, the St. Jude ICU became Tennessee’s first ICU to win the honor.

    A variety of giving options qualify for membership. Find examples here. 

    Give $5,000

  3. St. Jude patient Za'Mya gets familiar with a CT scan machine using a medical teaching doll.

    St. Jude patient Za'Mya


    Giving $10,000 or more this year could help provide one CT scan for a St. Jude patient.

    Doctors use CT scans to see inside the body. The scan gives them more information than a regular X-ray. A CT scan provides parents with much needed answers about their child's health.

    A variety of giving options qualify for membership. Find examples here. 

    Give $10,000

  4. A photo showing a hallway in the St. Jude Patient Care Center, leading to the Blood Donor Center

    The Blood Donor Center at St. Jude


    Giving $15,000 or more this year could help run the St. Jude Blood Donor Center for one week.

    The Blood Donor Center, located on the first floor of the Patient Care Center, is responsible for collecting and providing the hospital with platelets and other blood products necessary for our patient’s care.

    A variety of giving options qualify for membership. Find examples here. 

    Give $15,000

  5. Proton beam therapy equipment in the Radiation Oncology department at St. Jude

    A view of the proton beam therapy control room


    Giving $25,000 or more this year you could help cover the cost of a major surgical procedure.

    St. Jude was the first to study a computer-based three-dimensional radiation therapy technique for pediatric brain tumor treatment to minimize damage to healthy tissue and preserve cognitive development in children.

    A variety of giving options qualify for membership. Find examples here. 

    Give $25,000


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, travel, housing or food.


Where your generosity can save generations

St. Jude was founded in 1962 with the mission to treat children regardless of race, color, creed or their family's ability to pay. 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. 




A group of St. Jude patients are the first acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) patients to ever be successfully taken off therapy, based on evidence that remission can be sustained. 




The hospital launches the first major effort to understand the lifelong progression of sickle cell disease.




St. Jude opens the After Completion of Therapy Clinic, the world's largest long-term follow-up clinic for pediatric cancer patients.




Peter Doherty, PhD, St. Jude Immunology chair, is awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.  




St. Jude reports a 94% survival rate for patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), using therapy that does not include radiation.




St. Jude announces a cure for SCID-X1, commonly known as bubble boy disease. By combining gene therapy and low-dose chemotherapy with busulfan, immune function is restored in infants with the disorder. 




St. Jude and the World Health Organization are creating The Global Platform for Access to Childhood Cancer Medicines, and it will provide an uninterrupted supply of quality-assured childhood cancer medicines to low- and middle-income countries.


Learn more about the Give To Live Society:

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    The St. Jude Give To Live Society is a loyal group of donors who consistently give charitable gifts throughout the year at truly impactful levels. As a committed donor, your giving helps ensure our lifesaving mission to find cures and provide world-class care for some of the world’s sickest children — today and in the future.

    The Give To Live Society is open to all supporters who give annual cumulative contributions totaling $2,500 or more. You will automatically become a member of the Give To Live Society based on your annual giving from January 1 through December 31. 

    By joining the St. Jude Give To Live Society, you will receive exclusive incentives at each benefit level as a token of appreciation, as the true reward comes from knowing that donors like you are furthering the St. Jude mission and helping save children everywhere.

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    Qualifying gifts include:

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    Yes, there are several levels within the society, and each one offers different benefits. You can choose the level that is right for you. GTLS Membership Levels:

    Discovery Circle  (annual giving $2,500 - $4,999)

    Transformation Circle (annual giving $5,000 - $9,999)

    • All above benefits, plus:
    • St. Jude GTLS thank-you gift
    • Special St. Jude webinar

    Innovation Circle (annual giving $10,000 - $14,999)

    •  All above benefits, plus:
    •  Dedicated concierge service

    Visionary Circle (annual giving $15,000 - $24,999)

    • All above benefits, plus:
    • Virtual hospital experience

    Catalyst Circle (annual giving $25,000 and up)

    • All above benefits, plus:
    • Exclusive news alerts
    • Exclusive opportunity with ALSAC/St. Jude executive leadership.

Still have questions? Browse all our FAQs or call (800) 214-0654 to learn more about becoming a member.

St. Jude survivor Emmanuel holds his portrait from when he was in treatment

St. Jude survivor Emmanuel


Because you give, they have a chance to live

Every child deserves a chance to live their best life and celebrate every moment. When you support St. Jude, you help give kids with cancer around the world that chance. Together, we can save more lives.

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