Giving Opportunities

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

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.

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