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.
Why your support matters:
Unlike other hospitals, the majority of funding for St. Jude comes from generous donors.
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Although we accept insurance, St. Jude is a research hospital, so many of the treatment and services we provide are not covered by insurance and will not be in the future.
The treatments for pediatric cancer can last up to three years or more and cost on average $425,000, including housing, travel and food. If a family has insurance, we will bill the insurance company, but no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for care and no family is asked to pay co-pays or deductibles. More than 50 percent of our patients are under- or uninsured.
We are proud that 82 cents of every dollar received from donations, research grants, insurance recoveries and investment returns goes to support the current and future needs of St. Jude. Our donors can trust that their giving has helped save the lives of thousands of children.
The St. Jude Partner In Hope program helps St. Jude in its life-saving mission: Finding cures. Saving children. When you become a monthly donor, you will receive a This Shirt Saves Lives t-shirt and will help support St. Jude just like your favorite artists! thisshirtsaveslives.org