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This Ramadan, your sadaqah continues our lifesaving mission for children worldwide

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Giving sadaqah toward St. Jude supports the legacy of our Lebanese and Syrian founders.

Image of St. Jude patient Imani with her mom in 2020

St. Jude patient Imani and her mom in 2020

St. Jude patient Imani with her mom with moon , stars and cloud artwork in the back ground by St. Jude survivor Tayde.
star and moon art by St. Jude survivor Tayde.

 السلام عليكم

asalamu alaykum


There are great research institutions, great hospitals and great charities — St. Jude is all three.

St. Jude cares for some of the world’s sickest children regardless of their race, ethnicity, beliefs, or ability to pay. Our patients receive the customized care they need to treat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, no matter what barriers they may face.


Thanks to your donations, St. Jude patients like Farouk and Imani can experience another Ramadan

St. Jude patient farouk and his family.

St. Jude patient Farouk with his family in 2020

You're helping St. Jude reach children like Farouk across the world

Farouk and his family were Syrian refugees when he was diagnosed with cancer. Because of generous donors like you, St. Jude was able to provide him with the treatment he needed and his family a sense of hope.

Imani's mom reading her a book about Ramadan.

St. Jude patient Imani as an infant with her mom

Your donations help give kids like Imani the chance to grow up

Your sadaqah gives families like Imani's the chance to celebrate milestones they thought they'd never see: Imani’s first Ramadan, her first birthday, and more firsts every day.


Support the patients of St. Jude during Ramadan

St. Jude patient Imani as a newborn baby.

St. Jude patient Imani with her family

Give sadaqah in support of children around the world

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Wear your support with the St. Jude hijab

Shooting star art by St. Jude patient Ty

Art by St. Jude patient Ty

Send words of encouragement to St. Jude patients


Your sadaqah continues to give long-term at St. Jude

Because of your support, we can provide children cutting-edge treatments not covered by insurance, at no cost to families.

  1. $25 could help provide a St. Jude patient with meals for one day.*

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  2. $50 could help provide art supplies for patient art parties.*

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  3. $100 could help cover the cost of one red wagon.*

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  4. $500 could help provide one platelet transfusion for a St. Jude patient.*

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  5. $1,000 could help provide parent necessities for 20 patient families.*

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*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, lodging, travel or food.


Ramadan donations to St. Jude help give children everywhere a chance to survive cancer

An estimated 400,000 children worldwide get cancer each year. In many low- to middle-income countries, 4 out of 5 will not survive, largely due to the lack of access to quality care. At St. Jude, we believe that children all over the world deserve the same chance at survival and are working with doctors and healthcare institutions worldwide to make that dream a reality.

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St. Jude patient Imani with her mom with moon , stars and cloud artwork in the back ground by St. Jude survivor Tayde.

Giving to charity during Ramadan:

As a nonprofit organization, the generosity of our supporters helps us maintain a high standard of care and push toward more pediatric cancer breakthroughs. In addition to providing a sadaqah or Fidya donation, there are several ways you can support research and funding at St. Jude:

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Contribute with a single donation via postal mail or online.

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Pledge ongoing monthly gifts by becoming a St. Jude Partner in Hope.

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Find out if your employer will match your donation and find ways to get your workplace involved.

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Create a lasting legacy when you donate through your will or bequest.


Ramadan FAQs

  1. Ramadan is a highly sacred time in Islamic culture. It is a time of spiritual discipline as well as a time to reflect on one’s relationship with Allah (God) and to focus on generosity. During the month of Ramadan, people of the Muslim faith are dedicated to fasting (refraining from eating or drinking) from sunrise to sunset.

    Although Ramadan is practiced between the months of March and April, the exact timing of Ramadan fluctuates each year as its start date is dependent on the sighting of the new crescent moon. 

  2. Sadaqah refers to the voluntary act of charity during Ramadan and other times throughout the year. Sadaqah is considered abstract and can be given in many forms. For example, sadaqah can look like performing a good deed, providing emotional support to others or making a monetary donation to one of your favorite causes. You may have also heard the term “zakat” in reference to Islamic forms of charity. Sadaqah differs from zakat in that sadaqah is voluntary whereas zakat is obligatory.

  3. The term Fidya refers to an act of charity provided by someone who cannot fast during the month of Ramadan due to long-term illness or another condition. Fidya is paid for each missed day of fasting and is directed specifically to those who are less fortunate or in financial need. 


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