Make the greatest impact on St. Jude today
The needs of a leading medical center like St. Jude are many and they are
varied, but they are all focused on the continued delivery of world-class
care, close to home, in a healing and compassionate environment. The following
priority areas reflect our current needs and opportunities to expand our
live-saving services for the benefit of those we serve.
3D Mammography (Digital Tomosynthesis) – 79% of Goal Raised to Date
St. Jude has embarked on a $4.1 million initiative to support women’s
health and bring today’s most advanced diagnostic breast imaging
technology to our
Kathryn T. McCarty Breast Center. 3D mammography (or digital tomosynthesis) allows radiologists to examine
fine details in breast tissue like never before—a benefit for all
women, but especially for those with dense breast tissue. The improvement
in visualization is a tremendous advantage in detecting cancer in its
earliest stages. Help us reach our goal to fully transition the breast
center to use 3D mammography units, and give the 30,000 women who are
screened each year the greatest chances for successful treatment and survival.
St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute
A gift toward St. Jude’s nationally-recognized
Cancer Institute will ensure that every patient has the greatest chances for successful
diagnosis, treatment, recovery and survival. Rapid advances in science
and technology have made it possible to diagnose and treat even the most
aggressive forms of cancer. Your contribution keeps us at the forefront
of cancer care by supporting the latest therapeutic innovations and technology,
the most advanced diagnostic procedures, groundbreaking clinical trials,
and survivorship and support programs.
St. Jude Neurosciences Institute
Philanthropic investment in our Neurosciences Institute is an investment
in our most important organ: our brain. Thanks to donor support, St. Jude
is home to one of the nation’s most sophisticated neurosurgical
suites and has been designated as 1 of only 10 Advanced Comprehensive
Stroke Centers in California. Your gift will further enhance these life-saving
services and ensure that the community always has access to the latest
technology, leading-edge procedures, and life-changing rehabilitation
programs close to home—for nearly any neurological condition—from
stroke to neurodegenerative disorders to traumatic brain injury.
Support for St. Jude’s palliative care program will help those enduring
serious or incurable diseases live as well as possible for as long as
possible. Palliative care looks at the whole person and engages an interdisciplinary
team of physicians, nurses, case managers, social workers, and psychological
and spiritual care staff to provide holistic relief from symptoms, pain,
and physical and mental stress. Palliative care specialists also assist
families with care planning and ensuring a patient’s wishes are
understood and honored by the caregiving team.
When you give to St. Jude’s rehabilitation program, you directly
help individuals with injury or illness recover their energy, well-being
and quality of life more completely and more quickly. Your support will
expand and enhance life-changing programs including orthopedics and sports
rehabilitation, chronic pain center, brain injury, stroke recovery, spinal
cord injury, and many others.
Care for the Poor (Community Benefit) Program
Care for the Poor (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 vitally-needed services, such
as medical, dental and behavioral health visits for the uninsured/underinsured;
senior services; obesity prevention and healthy lifestyles programs for
youth and families; and homeless support services. Your support will help
promote healthier futures for all residents in our region.
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
addressing emerging community needs, pursue new technologies and treatments
as soon as they become available, and embark on opportunities that improve
the health and quality of life in the communities we serve.