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ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Health & Medicine

Location

5501 N Cumberland Ave, Suite 101Chicago, IL 60656 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

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.

Description

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. 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. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook ( facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter ( @stjude).

Reviews

Would you recommend ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital?
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by Jenifer B. from Darien, IL (March 16, 2019)
Volunteer Match offers a wide net of opportunities for people with many different talents and interests. Highly recommend for volunteers wanting to offer their experience matched to services and organizations across many disciplines and industries in the city.

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