About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for
its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and
other catastrophic diseases. Founded in 1962 by late entertainer Danny
Thomas, St. Jude has treated children from across the country and around
-- No child is ever turned away because of a family's inability to pay.
-- St. Jude covers all costs for treatment and is the only pediatric
cancer research center that pays for travel, lodging and food for
patients and a family member.
-- Eighty-five cents of every dollar received goes directly to research
-- St. Jude has increased the survival rate of the most common form of
childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), from 4 percent
when the hospital opened to 94 percent today.
-- Every breakthrough at St. Jude is freely shared with the scientific and
medical community worldwide. That's why St. Jude is called the
"hospital without walls."
-- St. Jude is the epicenter for pediatric brain tumor research and has
one of the largest sickle cell disease programs in the country.
-- St. Jude discovered a way to lessen side effects, making radiation
treatment more effective for virtually all cancers.
-- St. Jude follows the progress of its patients long after they leave the
hospital, providing related follow-up services, advice and assistance
at no charge to the patients.
More information is available at http://www.stjude.org, where visitors can view the celebrity spots, learn about the corporate partners, buy unique merchandise designed by the patients at St. Jude and meet some of the patients.
|SOURCE St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
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