The community's support of St. Jude Medical Center brings life-saving
advances that are unmatched in the state of California. We are thankful
for those committed to ensuring the presence of world-class care in their
own backyard. Through philanthropy, St. Jude can combine the strengths
of academic medicine– access to clinical trials, the latest therapeutic
breakthroughs and a network of subspecialists –with services of
the highest quality that are close to home, efficient, and seamlessly
cover the full continuum of care.
St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute
The Cancer Institute provides the newest diagnostic procedures and therapies,
ongoing clinical trials and the latest breakthroughs in biotherapy, chemotherapy
and immunology. By combining highly trained specialists with a commitment
to excellence, patient outcomes exceed the state and the nation’s
overall cancer survival rates. Your support will help St. Jude continue
to enhance and expand the Cancer Institute’s programs and services
and bring new innovative treatments and technology, keeping us at the
forefront of advances in cancer care.
Currently, the foundation is raising funds for a $4.1 million 3D mammography
project which will allow the Crosson Cancer Institute to replace its mammography
machines with six new 3D digital tomosynthesis machines, the most advanced
technology available. The new machines will significantly improve breast
cancer detection rates which is especially important for patients with
dense breast tissue (at least half of women), whose cancers can often
be missed with conventional 2D mammography. Cancers that are detected
earlier – when they’re small and haven’t spread –
are easier to treat, resulting in better outcomes for patients, including
improved survival rates. To contribute or learn more about this initiative,
please contact the St. Jude Memorial Foundation at (714) 992-3033.
St. Jude Neurosciences Institute
The Neurosciences Institute provides exceptional care for those suffering
from a host of neurological conditions and injuries—from stroke
to spinal injuries. As an
Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, St. Jude delivers the finest personalized stroke care and partners with
the community to provide extensive education in prevention and awareness.
With the generosity of our donors, we have been able to purchase advanced
technology such as a neuro biplane and a cutting-edge surgery suite with
intraoperative MRI, to achieve this elite designation. Your support will
help us give every patient who comes to the St. Jude Neurosciences Institute
the most advanced, comprehensive neurological care possible.
Community Benefit Program/Care for the Poor Program
Everyone, regardless of income level, deserves the opportunity to live
a long and healthy life. Through its
Community Benefit Program, St. Jude increases medical access and prevention services to the most
vulnerable in our community, with a special focus on those living in poverty.
Philanthropy enables St. Jude to expand these vitally needed services,
such as free or discounted medical, dental and behavioral health visits
for the uninsured/underinsured; senior services; obesity prevention and
healthy lifestyles programs for youth and families; and programs that
address homelessness. Your support will help promote healthier futures
for all residents in North Orange County.
Palliative care optimizes the quality of life for patients enduring serious
or incurable diseases, as well as providing comforting support for their
families. With skill and empathy, the St. Jude palliative care team guides
patients to additional services provided through St. Jude, help set goals
for their care now and in the future, as well as referring the appropriate
specialists for supplemental care, including spiritual guidance, psychological
counseling and high-quality alternative medicine. Your philanthropic support
will assist St. Jude in strengthening and expanding our Palliative Care services.
Where the Need is Greatest
Unrestricted giving is one of the most effective ways to make an impact
on St. Jude Medical Center. By designating your gift to “where the
need is greatest,” you provide St. Jude with the flexibility to
stay at the forefront of new technologies and treatments, as well as address
challenges and opportunities as the ever-changing needs of the community grow.