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Memphis: Comfortably Cosmopolitan

Big city opportunities. Small city charm.

Welcome to Memphis, one of the best-kept secrets in the U.S. 

With a metropolitan population of more than 1 million people, Memphis retains much of the allure of a small town. This friendly city has a rich history of music, culture and the arts. But it also has great year-round outdoor recreation, a thriving food scene, terrific sports, family-friendly activities, an entrepreneurial spirit, and so much more — with an affordable cost of living that makes it easy to do what you enjoy. 


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St. Jude: The Heart of Memphis

Since our founding in 1962, St. Jude has had a mission: Finding cures. Saving children. We’ve helped improve the survival rate of childhood cancer patients from 20% to 80% today and are working to improve treatment options for children with catastrophic diseases worldwide. Learn more about what makes us unique. 

  • Our history

    Our history

    Danny used his fame to fulfill his vow and to change the lives of thousands of children and families. In 1962, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital opened in front of a crowd of 9,000 in Memphis, Tenn.

  • Our stories

    Our stories

    Meet the patients, families, supporters and staff of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and experience the stories that happen here every day.

  • Named a Best Children's Hospital for Pediatric Cancer

    Named a Best Children's Hospital for Pediatric Cancer

    Learn why St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is ranked as a top pediatric cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report.


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