-- 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.
GNC, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is the largest global specialty retailer of nutritional products; including vitamin, mineral, herbal and other specialty supplements and sports nutrition, diet and energy products. GNC has more than 4,800 retail locations throughout the United States (including approximately 1,000 franchise and 1,250 Rite Aid store-within-a-store locations) and franchise operations in 48 international markets. The company -- which is dedicated to helping consumers Live Well -- also offers products and product information online at GNC.com.
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