Each year, about 175,000 children ages 14 and under are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. In fact, it’s the leading cause of death by disease for U.S. children. While these are paralyzing statistics, there is hope. Thanks in part to treatments invented at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ®, the overall childhood cancer survival rate has increased from 20% to 80% since the hospital opened its doors more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
What is St. Jude?
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Their purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.®
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food - because all they should worry about is helping their child live.
By sharing their knowledge freely and exchanging ideas openly, St. Jude is inspiring more collaboration between doctors and researchers worldwide, and, as a result, providing more lifesaving treatments for children everywhere.
Childhood Cancer Awareness month
September is the month the world raises awareness about childhood cancer with the image of a gold ribbon. That is why, every year, Amazon organizes the “Amazon Goes Gold” campaign, all about giving support, driving donations and raising awareness for childhood cancer. Now, more than ever before, charities like St Jude need your support in the midst of a global health and economic crisis. You can help make a difference by easily donating to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Alexa, donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Alexa customers can simply say “Alexa, donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” to make a charitable donation via Amazon Pay using the information stored in the donors’ Amazon account.
Online giving, and later, SMS-based donations, made the process of charitable giving significantly easier for both donors and charities. Alexa Donations is the next step in giving, offering nonprofits a frictionless, trustworthy channel for fundraising.
The operating costs at St. Jude are nearly $3 million a day and donations are paramount to the long-term success of its work, ensuring the hospital can continue to find new cures and treat new patients free of charge.
At Amazon, we’re committed to making giving as easy as talking, and we are already working with more than 180 non-profits to offer Alexa Donations. To learn more, visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or click here to learn more about some of the charities support.
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