For sixty years, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has pursued a lifesaving goal: Finding cures. Saving children.®
St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened in 1962.
From the innovative work of St. Jude doctors and scientists, pushing for breakthroughs, to the world-class care of staff, everyone has a role to play in helping save children from cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Sixty years later, the majority of St. Jude funding still comes from individual contributors. This means St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most — innovative work and the push for breakthroughs.
$5,000,000+ has been contributed from Robinson Foundation to St. Jude over the past 5 years, focused on the following patient care and research initiatives.
Robinson Foundation has deliberately focused on the mission of St. Jude with its support of clinical and research programs. Examples of the impact provided by this support include:
- A named endowment was funded in pharmacogenetics to focus on targeted therapies for St. Jude patients so that their treatment would be as effective as possible.
- Ongoing support for family housing at the Tri Delta Place and Ronald McDonald House. In 2019, funding provided to Ronald McDonald House served hundreds of families. We are anticipating the opening of the soon to be completed Domino’s Village, where we have also funded a patient/parent room.
- Purchase of three UV disinfecting robots to help St. Jude better protect patients in 2020. The Xenex Pulsed Disinfection Robot has been an essential weapon against the virus that causes COVID-19.
- Additional support was provided to assist St. Jude with clinical costs not anticipated during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
- A state-of-the-art laboratory in the Advanced Research Center, which opened in 2021, will allow St. Jude to advance research, leading to discoveries that can improve treatments and cures for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
- And, another gift was applied this year to the ICU to fund an inpatient/parent suite for critically ill St. Jude patients. This is the second inpatient/parent suite Robinson Foundation has provided.