ST. JUDE SPRINGFIELD

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 St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

 

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At St. Jude, children get the best treatments at no cost to their families.
At St. Jude, children get the best treatments at no cost to their families.

  

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Our approach makes us different from most children’s hospitals. Learn more about seeking treatment for your child at St. Jude.

 

OUR HISTORY
OUR HISTORY

 

More than 70 years ago, Danny Thomas was a young entertainer with a baby on the way. Work wasn't easy to come by, and his despair grew. He turned to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes, and vowed: “Show me my way in life, and I will build you a shrine.”

 

 

 

That prayer marked a pivotal moment. Soon after, he began finding work, eventually becoming one of the biggest stars of radio, film, and television in his day. He was on Make Room for Daddy, later known as The Danny Thomas Show.

 

 

 

Danny used his fame to fulfill his vow and to change the lives of thousands of children and families. In 1962, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital opened in front of a crowd of 9,000 in Memphis, TN.

 

 

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
OUR 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.