Drive for Jude's 20% Project
Melia Curielli and Julianne Herrera
Why drive for jude's?
- St. Jude's is a leading children's hospital pioneering research and treatments for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
- founded by the late comedian Danny Thomas
- Opened in February 4,1962
- Considered one of the top children’s cancer care hospital in the nation, about 7,800 children visit annually, with about 260 patients treated each day.
The truly amazing thing is that no family ever has to pay a dime to St. Jude for anything. That’s because the hospital is supported by public contributions, with nearly 81 cents of every dollar donated going directly to research and treatment. That’s no small feat considering it costs $1.8 million each day to keep the facility running.