For decades, on Halloween, children have shouted out, "trick-or-treat!" It's an unspoken rule that everyone knows: treats are to be doled out, but not tricks, never any tricks. Except that there are hundreds of unfortunate children who won't have the chance to go door to door in costume this Halloween and shout out the phrase we've all grown to know and love. They are the children at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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How Many Kids Are at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital?

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital sees more than 7,800 kids each and every year and those children come from all over the world so that they can be treated by the best of the best doctors.

What Is the Survival Rate for Kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital?

Children treated at St. Jude who have lymphoblastic leukemia have a 94 percent survival rate which is the best survival rate in the world and St. Jude is on a mission to completely eradicate ALL childhood cancers, leading to a 100 percent survival rate for each and every child.

How Much Does It Cost To Be Treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. The families of kids treated at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital NEVER receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing, or food. St. Jude completely covers all of those costs because the hospital truly believes that all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

How Can I Send a Card to a St. Jude Patient?

The kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital LOVE to get mail and you can help give them a fun treat this Halloween by sending a card for free. This Halloween, you can select a Halloween-themed card inspired by patient artwork and then select a pre-written joke, or add your own personal joke or message and St. Jude will take care of the rest - printing it out and handing it to a patient

How Can I Donate to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital?

Donating is super easy. Just click on this link and follow the prompts!

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