St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital specializes in treating childhood cancers and other life-threatening childhood diseases. This includes brain and solid tumors, leukemia/lymphoma, infectious disease, blood disorders, and sickle cell disease, explains St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Danny Thomas founded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in honor of St. Jude, the patron saint of lost causes. Since its inception in 1962, research undertaken at the children’s hospital has been instrumental in improving the overall survival rate of childhood cancer from 20 percent in 1962 to 80 percent in 2015, according to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. All care rendered by the hospital is free of charge for children, and the hospital covers the cost of travel, housing and food for its patients’ families, all from donor support.