"No child should die in the dawn of life." That was Danny Thomas' dream when St. Jude Children's Research Hospital opened its doors on February 4, 1962.
St. Jude's groundbreaking research has helped push the survival rate for childhood cancer from less than 20% in 1962 to more than 80% today. But as I heard a former patient's mother say, "when your daughter is in the 20% it isn't good enough yet."
I have chosen to run for a reason bigger than myself by fundraising for the kids and families at St. Jude. With your donation, we can cross the fundraising finish line together because the money you donate helps find a cure for childhood cancer.
Did you know:
- 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.
- Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude 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 of more children.
Donate today to help me reach my goal. Even when the race is over, the fight to end childhood cancer continues.