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."
Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer, and other life-threatening diseases.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
Unlike any other hospital, the majority of the funding comes from individual contributions. And thanks to generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude.