7. St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
"I have fallen in love with St. Jude Children's cancer/research hospital. I have read on it a lot and really believe in what they do. 1st thing on my bucket list is to just go visit their. Their sang they go by is " No child should die in the dawn of life ". I love this. Recently a 5 year old girl in our community that loves the same thing as I do and that is "Dance" is battling childhood cancer. I have read her blog and laughed and cried with her family. What human deserves to battle such an evil disease.....let alone a child. Dad loved children as we both know he had a special connection to them. I know he is taking care of all the children who have lost their battle the same way he did. I believe this is something dad would love to see your money go to. St. Jude is a hospital who will never turn someone away for their inability to pay. But the hospital and research center run strictly off donations. Their child cancer survival rate has gone up 30% in the past 5 years."
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.
Our vision is to be the world leader in advancing the treatment and prevention of catastrophic diseases in children. This vision will be pursued by providing outstanding patient care; by conducting basic, translational and clinical research designed to elucidate biological mechanisms, understand disease pathogenesis, improve diagnosis, enhance treatment outcome, prevent diseases and minimize adverse consequences of treatment; and by educating health care and scientific research professionals. Through these efforts we seek to cure and enhance the quality of life for an increasing proportion of children who come to us for treatment, and by expanding and sharing knowledge, to advance treatment of children with catastrophic diseases worldwide, while developing strategies to prevent catastrophic diseases in children