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Charity of the Month

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. Join that mission by visiting or follow them on

Charity Description:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly childhood diseases. St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have came through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from their research. At St. Jude, they speed their research discoveries from their laboratories to patients and doctors everywhere, so one child saved at St. Jude means thousands more saved worldwide. 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 survival rate from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
And St. Jude is also making a difference in the fight against other pediatric catastrophic diseases. In addition to childhood cancers, illnesses such as sickle cell disease, blood and bone disorders, genetic diseases, and pediatric HIV/AIDS are among those treated at St. Jude.

There is no place like St. Jude. A place where some of today's most renowned researchers are published and cited more often in high impact publications than any other private pediatric oncology research institution in America. A place where doctors send many of their sickest patients and toughest cases. A place where cutting-edge research and revolutionary discoveries happen every day. St. Jude’s laboratories may not be in your communities, but their discoveries are.

Join our efforts to share the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital throughout all of Minnesota. For more information on local fundraising events and how to get more involved please visit

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