St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our mission is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.®
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. Since 1970, when the world-renowned institution became the event's sole beneficiary, contributions to St. Jude have totaled nearly $36 million.
Thanks to the support of events like the FedEx St. Jude Classic, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude treats children from all 50 states and around the world. Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from generous donors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most - saving kids regardless of their financial situation.
And St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. To learn more about the lifesaving mission of St. Jude, please visit stjude.org.