-- 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 Sterling Jewelers|
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