St. Jude Aims To Bring One Million Michigan Donors Together

WWJ News
August 07, 2020 - 9:51 am
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Now through mid-October, the One Million Michiganders for St. Jude campaign aims to bring one million donors together to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The theme is inspired by hospital founder Danny Thomas, who believed that together, nothing is impossible.

He once said he would rather have 1 million people donate $1 to St. Jude, than one person donate $1 million to the hospital because “That way you've got a million people involved.”

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, giving may look different for donors this year. However, a collection of small gifts can make a big difference. Originating from Thomas’ quote, this inspiring giving campaign has embraced his simple but profound idea.

Visit to make your gift today or text MICHIGAN to 626262.

Those who donate $20/month will receive the exclusive This Shirt Saves Lives T-shirt. Share your support by using the hashtag, #MIforStJude.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.