St. Jude Opened Its Doors 54 Years Ago Today
Today (Feb. 4, 2016) is World Cancer Day and how fitting that is was 54 years ago on Feb. 4, 1962 that the doors of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital were opened for the first time.
When Danny Thomas founded St. Jude in 1962 the overall survival rate for childhood cancer was 20%. Today that survival rate for kids is 80%, thanks to the doctors and research that has been conducted at the hospital for over half a century. It's also thanks to all of our Partners in Hope that help keep this important research going.
Here's a couple of important things to know about St. Jude:
1 - They never send a family a bill. All treatment, travel, housing, and food is taken care of because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
2 - St. Jude shares their research & treatment discoveries freely with hospitals all across the country & around the world. That means a child diagnosed with cancer in Bozeman is directly helped by the research being done at St. Jude.