About St. Jude

St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


What makes St. Jude unique?



No bills. Ever.

Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything, because all they should worry about is helping their child live. 


Changing the face of cancer

We’ve helped push childhood cancer survival rates from 20–80%. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.


We share what we know

St. Jude freely shares the discoveries we make so that doctors and scientists around the world can use that knowledge to save thousands more lives.


How St. Jude began



Founder and entertainer Danny Thomas opened the doors to St. Jude in 1962 with the dream that “no child should die in the dawn of life."


How to help



Danny Thomas once said that he would “rather have a million people give me a dollar than one give me a million. That way you’ve got a million people involved.” 

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