MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - On February 4, 1962, Danny Thomas opened the hospital in Memphis. It was the fulfillment of a promise Thomas made to himself before finding success as an actor.
Thomas named the hospital after St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes.
St. Jude Research Hospital treats children from around the world, finding cures and saving children all without charging patients anything.
All of the work at St. Jude is funded through donations from the community.