The reason why this charity is near and dear to my heart is that growing up in the Memphis area, I saw firsthand the importance of the work that this organization accomplishes. They are pioneering new ways to combat childhood cancer and other awful pediatric diseases. Because of their work, terminal rates in children afflicted with these awful diseases has fallen dramatically.
Also, because St Jude's realizes the impact that pediatric cancer has on not only the child but their family as well, St Jude's does not accept one dime of payment to treat the child and house their family for sometimes months at a time.
To learn more and donate, please visit www.stjude.org