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Offer medical treatment for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family's ability to pay.

St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility anywhere. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

We are where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do more science, more quickly. Where doctors across the world send their toughest cases and most vulnerable patients. Where no one pays for treatment beyond what is covered by insurance, and those without insurance are never asked to pay. We've built America's 3rd-largest health-care charity, with a model that keeps the costs down and the funds flowing, so the science never stops.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization.

Campaign funds give the gift of hope to children facing deadly diseases along with benefiting the breakthrough discoveries that lead to life-saving cures. And 85 percent of every dollar St. Jude receives goes directly to research and treatment.

You can make a donation at www.stjude.org or 1-800-4STJUDE. Please donate now.

1. The universal right of children to receive medical treatment even if unable to pay for it.