ALSAC-St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

Rating: 3.93 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 501 St. Jude Place Memphis TN 38105 USA

Mission: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital: To find cures and means of prevention for childhood catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. ALSAC: Led by Richard C. Shadyac Jr., Chief Executive Officer , ALSAC coordinates the fundraising activities of the more than 1 million volunteers and donors who support the hospital each year. ALSAC operations are overseen by its Board of Directors who are also the same volunteers serving as the St. Jude Board of Governors.
Programs: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital: Over 5,000 patients are seen at St. Jude yearly. Most are treated on an outpatient basis, which helps them maintain a sense of normalcy with their families. In addition to the major clinics and treatment areas, an eye clinic, dental clinic, pharmacy, and rehabilitation services are included. The hospital maintains 60 beds for patients requiring hospitalization during treatment. •St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and all over the world. •Patients are accepted by physician referral based on the patient's eligibility for an ongoing treatment study, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, or their inability to pay. •We are the only pediatric research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. •More than 85 cents of every dollar we received during the last three years has gone directly to patient care, research, education and training. ALSAC: We raise the funds and build awareness to sustain the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment while honoring the memory and heritage of our founder, Danny Thomas.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

St. Jude has been on my list of charities for years now. Their mission is essential to our spirit and primordial to our humanity. They keep our infirmed children smiling and hoping for a better future.

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Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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4 people found this review helpful

My daughter received care from this organization for a rare brain tumor. They gave us hope when NO one else could including the top experts in the field. They have to spend money soliciting because they are completely not for profit. It cost more than 1.6 million dollars PER DAY to run this organization. They freely give out the research to the medical community. Some of the top researchers and physicians have reached the point in their career where they do not even accept a salary! St Jude is everything they claim to be and more. Every employee is exceptional. I have been a registered nurse for many years and have never seen a group of more dedicated professionals. They are transparent about their funds, they give more than 70% to research and the programs surrounding the research like room, board and travel for the families. This is a very worthy, well run organization to give your hard earned money too. Thank you.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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1 person found this review helpful

St Jude is the only organization that I trust that my donations actually goes back to the patients and research. The DR's sincerely want to cure cancer. I have been there I know!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

i have sent money and i have helped the company in the past. i trust them and i think childrens international is doing some thing that others dont. i hope that all children who were sick are and were able to get the help they may need. the hospital is one that i recommend if you want to help some one in need. if you have a heart and are a human being who likes to help this is a charity for you. i have seen what they do and i believe they are true if you wanna see proof go in person to the hospital. like all charitys if you dont trust or like them than no one makes you send money to the company. its up to you to choose what you want to do in this world. we can help or we can stand by and do nothing.

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pictures of the children and reading the website reviews.

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the orginzation seems fine.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My friend's son was treated at St. Jude's and I think they're an incredible organization: they follow (and sometimes lead) the latest in research, while also being caring practitioners.

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the treatment of a family friend.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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