Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and take a moment to watch this amazing holiday video by the kids of St. Jude. As you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift, please consider giving the gift of hope by making an online donation to St. Jude in honor of your favorite country music artist. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. And St. Jude covers the cost of lodging, food and travel for patients and a family member. No donation is too small!
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Research efforts are directed at understanding the molecular, genetic and chemical bases of catastrophic diseases in children; identifying cures for such diseases; and promoting their prevention. Research is focused specifically on cancers, some acquired and inherited immunodeficiencies, sickle cell disease, infectious diseases and genetic disorders.
About 5,700 active patients are seen at St. Jude yearly, most of whom are treated on a continuing outpatient basis as part of ongoing research programs. The hospital also has 78 beds for patients requiring hospitalization during treatment. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world.
Patients at St. Jude are referred by a physician, and nearly all have a disease currently under study and are eligible for a research protocol. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.