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ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Health & Medicine

Location

4301 N. Fairfax DriveSuite 200Arlington, VA 22203 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital opened in 1962 and was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay. St. Jude has developed protocols that have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to 80 percent today. In 1962, the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer, was 4 percent. Today, the survival rate for this once deadly disease is 94 percent, thanks to research and treatment protocols developed at St. Jude.

Description

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tenn., is one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other deadly diseases through research and treatment. During its nearly 50-year history, St. Jude pioneered the bench-to-bedside model in advancing the care and treatment of catastrophically ill children and developed groundbreaking protocols for providing outpatient pediatric cancer care. St. Jude has developed protocols that have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to 80 percent today.

Reviews

Would you recommend ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital?
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by DAN D. (October 24, 2018)
I had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed being part of this noble cause. I look forward to another opportunity when I can help.
by Bernadette W. (September 16, 2018)
Great time! Staff was very friendly! I will sign up again for this event!!!
by Ana G. from VA (March 1, 2018)
This was my first time volunteering for this grand event. I helped with guest registration/check in. The trainers were very helpful and professional. I’d be happy to participate in future events with this Organization.
by Sophia C. (October 6, 2014)
Their mission is great and they offer the highest standard of car to children free-of-charge.

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