About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®
Over $150,000 Donated So Far!
The Inspiration for St. Jude
The first candle Ira DeWitt made was an appeal to St. Jude - the Saint of Impossible Causes. So it is fitting that Ira has promised to give 10% of all SAINT Candles sales to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to support their lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®*
On her first visit to the hospital, Ira was moved by the stories of the children who were bravely fighting to overcome childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. “It is incredibly meaningful to me that the cost of care at St. Jude is free for the families so they can focus 100% on the treatment and recovery of the kids.” said Mrs. DeWitt.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.®
As the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children, treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. And we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
By freely sharing discoveries, every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude), following us on Twitter (@stjude) and Instagram (@stjude) and subscribing to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/MyStJude).
*10% of the sales price (unless otherwise specified for another charity) from every SAINT product sold goes directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to support its lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®