St. Jude is a leader in the treatment and cure of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Their mission is to find advancement in cures and ways to prevent any type of pediatric catastrophic disease through research and treatment. St. Jude’s main vision was that of founder Danny Thomas and says that no child will be denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
St. Jude continuously develops new, improved treatments. They offer these treatments through clinical trials, also called research studies or protocols. To be accepted for treatment at St. Jude, your child must be eligible for an open clinical trial, or meet one of the criteria listed below. They also must be referred by a physician or qualified medical professional.
The following are the basic requirements that must be met to be accepted into one of St. Jude’s clinical trial:
Type and stage of a disease
Other exact medical criteria (for example, organ function, blood values, performance scores, etc.)
St. Jude also has events nationwide, with one event coming up in Northern New Jersey and 58 cities nationwide. The St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, is a great way for supporters to change the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Sal Taddeo Jr. is someone who believes in giving back to the community. He is a well-known businessman who donates both his skills as a chef and also donating money to help St. Jude Children’s Hospital fight the war on childhood cancer.