St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded in 1962 by the late entertainer Danny Thomas with the mission of finding cures for children with
cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from all across
On average, St. Jude has more than 67,000 patient visits each year, most of whom are treated on an outpatient basis. St. Jude has 78 inpatient
beds and treats over 250 patients a day. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer
Center by the National Cancer Institute.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a world leader in developing new and improved treatments for children with cancer. St. Jude creates
more clinical trials for cancer than any other children’s hospital. St. Jude has helped increase the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic
leukemia from 4% in 1962 to 94% today.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital treats an average of 7,800 children from all 50 states and around the world. No family of St. Jude pays
for anything; they never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. The daily operating costs for St. Jude is $2
million, which is primarily covered by individual contributions. Because of these contributions, St. Jude can focus on what matters most: saving
kids regardless of their financial situation.
To learn more about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and all it offers to patients and families, visit their website
or download their fact sheet