10 Things You Didn’t Know About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is known worldwide. Not all heroes wear capes, and St. Jude doctors are no exception. These facts are courtesy of St. Jude, and we are happy to share them with you.
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They have 24 partner sites in 17 different countries around the globe.
Every child saved at St. Jude’s, shares their story with doctors and scientists worldwide. In turn, they use that knowledge to help save thousands of other children.
St. Jude has helped push overall childhood cancer survival rates from 20% in 1962 to more than 80% today!
Doctors often send their toughest cases to St. Jude because they have the world’s best survival rates for some of the most aggressive childhood cancers.
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food. St. Jude believes that all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
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 has the nation’s first proton therapy center dedicated solely to children. Pretty neat!
St. Jude sees on average 7,800 kids per year and provides hundreds of free consultations for doctors worldwide.
St. Jude was the first children’s hospital to make a major investment in pediatric cancer genome sequencing, which helps unlock the secrets of childhood cancer.
Because much of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most -- saving kids regardless of their financial situation.