St. Jude Children's Hospital

Finding cures. Saving children.

It All Began with a Simple Promise

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. At St. Jude families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing, or food — because the only thing a family should worry about is helping their child live.

About Us

Established in 1962, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is one of the premier pediatric cancer research centers in the world. It treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The hospital also with specializes in the areas of gene therapy, bone marrow transplantation, radiation treatment, influenza, pediatric AIDS, catastrophic illnesses, and blood and hereditary diseases. It provides treatment to more than 5,000 patients every year and has over 70 inpatient beds. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has various affiliate hospitals, such as the LSU Health Sciences Center, St. Jude Tri-Cities and Huntsville Women's and Children's Hospital. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., it receives financial assistance from federal grants, such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute. The hospital employs approximately 3,000 people.

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