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

Rating: 4 stars   16 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  

St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital is a very responsible and respectable institution. I have been making donations and not fundraising with the organization and their personnel that I have had the pleasure to interact with have been extremely responsive and transparent with all the inquiries that I presented to them. The company pays extra attention to ensure that every donor is well noticed and has a very strong system of donor retention. I appreciate St. Jude's quality event planning and will be a long time participant in their events!

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Rating: 5 stars  

St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital is and always has been my favorite charity. My dad was friends with Danny Thomas the founder. They used to talk on the phone sometimes on the weekend about helping out, donating our time to help children in need.

I remember meeting Danny Thomas, he was doing a stand up show, I was just a kid so that was probably 45 years ago. Danny was larger than life, smoking a cigar and genuinely a kind man. He was getting ready to go on stage, people were all around him but he stopped everything to play with me and my younger brothers, insisted we sit on his lap and gave us all big hugs, he didn't have to do that, how many in today's world would do that?

I Thank God that my children are all healthy and I Thank God that St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital exists, just in case we needed, you needed, anyone of us needed their services, they are there.

I also read the negative comments about pay scales, I will continue to donate for the rest of my life. I don't care if they are putting the money in a pile and burning it, they are helping children and no amount of money can replace our children.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't believe they need any changes, my only concern is that they are available to help all of the children. Not one child should ever have to suffer.

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?

A lot

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people 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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