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. Families never receive a bill for treatment, lodging, travel or food.
Since opening its doors in 1962, St. Jude has led the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
"No child should die in the dawn of life" - Danny Thomas