Join the winning team that’s helping the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital beat cancer, sickle cell disease, brain tumors and other deadly diseases and helping families overcome one of life’s toughest moments.
THERE ARE GREAT HOSPITALS AND GREAT RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS, BUT ST. JUDE IS BOTH.
Best of all, St. Jude treats kids from all over the world and no family ever receives a bill – from medical care to meals – everything is covered free of charge. Because of this, it costs $1.9 million per day to keep St. Jude going. Since partnering with the NBA in 2009, coaches from across the league have supported St. Jude through the Hoops for St. Jude campaign. In just five years, St. Jude has made new discoveries, improved treatments and saved lives. This would not have been possible without the support of organizations like the NBA Coaches Association.
Here are just a few St. Jude stats:
– Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80% since 1962.
– On average, St. Jude has more than 67,000 patient visits each year.
– Bone marrow transplant survival more than doubled for young, high-risk leukemia patients treated at St. Jude in 2011. The results are believed to be the best ever reported for leukemia patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation.
– In 2012, St. Jude published 775 research articles – that equals, on average, a new discovery shared every 11 hours. ␣ St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90%, by 2020. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
It’s results like these that makes the ongoing support from NBA coaches so important. St. Jude has revolutionized the way the world treats and defeats pediatric cancer through its commitment to research, discovery and patient care. As a result of your efforts, Hoops for St. Jude has raised over $750,000 and garnered more than two billion media impressions.