St. Jude Legacy

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded by entertainer and humanitarian Danny Thomas, was one man's promise that’s become an unprecedented beacon of hope and healing for the world. The single, star-shaped building that opened on Feb. 4, 1962, has given way to a 66-acre campus where research and treatments have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent when the hospital opened to more than 80 percent today.  In this series, we share the stories of those who helped make St. Jude a reality, right from the start, and those who helped it become what it is today.

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