St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Celebrates 50th Anniversary


On Thursday, Nov. 15, representatives from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and ring The Opening BellSM to commemorate its 50th anniversary.  Among the guests will be Chris Boysen, vice president of field operations for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and St. Jude cancer survivor James White who is pursuing his dream of becoming a basketball coach as a student at the University of Memphis.


About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:
Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for anything and for every child treated there, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries.


The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children.


St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. To join that mission, visit www.stjude.org or follow St. Jude on www.facebook.com/stjude and www.twitter.com/stjude.