St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

About Us

Our mission

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.

What does St. Jude do?

St. Jude is dedicated to treating kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. In addition to patient treatment, St. Jude is focused on cutting-edge research to help us better understand pediatric cancer and how to treat it. Each day, we are working toward a cure, so every child who comes to us can be given their best chance to grow up. 

Our history

Danny Thomas opened the doors to St. Jude in 1962 with the dream that “no child should die in the dawn of life." Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer.