Today is the day! Visit your local Chili's restaurant today and 100% of the profits will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. September 22nd.
Here are a few facts about St. Jude:
•Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
•The hospital's daily operating costs are $2 million, which are primarily covered by public contributions.
•Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened in 1962.
•St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. We won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
•St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
•Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributors, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most – saving kids regardless of their financial situation.
•St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that "No child should die in the dawn of life."