St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a research and pediatric treatment facility that invests its time in children’s diseases that are of a serious nature. The facility is operated as a not for profit medical corporation.
S.t Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded in 1962 by Danny Thomas, an entertainer at the time who built a career as a comedian for television and nightclubs. He also acted on television, in movies and was a producer. His entertainment career spanned over five decades. He founded the not profit medical treatment and research facility in Memphis Tennessee.
Danny Thomas was inspired to create St. Jude early in his career when he was a “starving actor.” He promised St. Jude Thaddeus that if he made it in showbiz, he would dedicate a shrine to the saint. After gaining success, Danny Thomas, and his wife traveled the country to get support and donations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Since it’s, inception St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is now a national institute that receives monthly donations from millions of donors across the country. They have treated children in every state and across the globe. In 1996, they were the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for contributions and key discoveries on how the immune system kills virus-infected cells.
Sal Taddeo Jr. is a successful businessman and an active community member who makes monthly donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. All of St. Jude’s patients are admitted regardless of your ability to pay the costs of treatment.