I want to put this in it's proper perspective for you.  You're smart to question any entity that asks for your money inn support of ANYTHING because there so much corruption and people in this world today who will do anything for money...and that includes reputable companies.  I can 100% assure you that this appeal is NOT that...this appeal is absolutely and completely legitimate.

The History behind St. Jude and it development is the Brain-Child of the late Danny Thomas, who I remember seeing on Telethons on TV when I was a kid, but had no real clue as to what he was doing or why.  Now I know.  I'd like you to know what I know, which should urge you to donate to this cause with not only Peace pf Mind but Pride as well.

READ: (Here are the origins of St. Jude Children's Hospital explained per Wikipedia)

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St. Jude was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas in 1962, with help from Lemuel Diggs and close friend, Miami, Florida, automobile dealer Anthony Abraham, on the premise that "no child should die in the dawn of life". This idea resulted from a promise that Thomas, a Maronite Catholic, had made to a saint years before the hospital was founded. Thomas was a comedian who was struggling to get a break in his career and living paycheck to paycheck. When his first child was about to be born, he attended Mass in Detroit and put his last $7.00 in the offering bin. He prayed to St. Jude Thaddeus for a means to provide for his family, and about a week later, he obtained a gig that paid 10 times what he had put in the offering bin. After that time, Thomas believed in the power of prayer. He promised St. Jude Thaddeus that if he made him successful, he would one day build him a shrine. Years later, Thomas became an extremely successful comedian and built St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a shrine to St. Jude Thaddeus to honor his promise.

Yasmin Young and Jay Hicks actually visited the facility and can tell you 1st hand what it's like at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Also, that unbelievable $2.4 Million per day figure relative to maintaining the operation of St. Jude's i believable when you take into account the families of any of the kids who are patients, either out=patient or residents, do not ever receive a bill for ANYTHING...including Treatments, Food, Travel, Housing ,,,, NO CHARGE!  That's why your donation is so important.

Additionally, your donation does more than provide a means for saving a kid's life.  Most kids who are treated at St. Jude's SURVIVE!  So your donation is also used to provide the most exciting and enjoyable time of these kid's lives, balancing out the misfortune they face having to go through treatments and the stress of having to deal with potentially fatal diseases.

Here's an example of how your donation is used to not only help Save a Kid's Life, buit also make their journey to healing a delightful one:

You can also support any one of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Annual Events:  (Click any one of the following Events listed for more details)