St. Jude is the world's leader in understanding, treating and defeating childhood cancer. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood survival rate from 20% when the hospital opened in 1962 to more
than 80% today, and St. Jude has increased the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) from 4% in 1962 to 94% today!
On average, 7,800 active patients visit St. Jude each and every year, and St. Jude has treated patients from all 50 states and from around
St. Jude freely sharers its groundbreaking discoveries with hospitals around the world. 'The daily cost of operating St. Jude is $2.4
million, which is primarily covered by individual contributors.
Have you ever thought about where families stay while their child receives treatment at St. Jude?
St. Jude treats over 250 patients a day, however, the hospital only houses 78 inpatient beds.
The Ronald McDonald House of Memphis was the first housing facility built specifically to house families of St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital. Ronald McDonald homes are now known as a true home away from home for countless patients and families across the United States.
Since opening in 1991, the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis has housed over 8,900 families.
The average cost for one family to stay at the Ronald McDonald House is $3,672, but all families stay free of charge.