The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude is dedicated to the belief of founder Danny Thomas that “No child should die in the dawn of life.” It is a hospital, unlike any other, where cutting-edge research is brought together with extraordinary patient care and unparalleled family support. St. Jude is turning laboratory breakthroughs into lifesaving treatments for children — every day. Doctors and researchers at St. Jude are leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Unlike any other hospital, the majority of funding for St. Jude comes from individual contributions. Thanks to generous donors, 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. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate in the U.S. from 20 percent, when the hospital opened its doors in 1962, to 80 percent today. St. Jude’s research laboratories may not be in your community — but their discoveries are. Part of the national and global power of St. Jude is that it freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. All profits from this book will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.