St. Jude Math-A-Thon – America's largest education-based fundraiser – is a supplemental math education program for grades K-8 that also raises funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Each year, thousands of schools participate in St. Jude Math-A-Thon, helping to raise millions of dollars for the children of St. Jude.
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. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. Your participation in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon helps make that possible.Quick facts about St. Jude:
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, maintains 78 inpatient beds and treats upwards of 260 patients each day.
- On average, 7,800 patients visit the hospital each year, most of whom are treated on an outpatient basis.
- St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.
- St. Jude has increased the survival rates for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) from 4 percent before the hospital opened in 1962 to 94 percent today.
- St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world.
- The daily operating cost for St. Jude is $2 million, which is primarily covered by public contributions.
To learn more about St. Jude, visit www.stjude.org.
- Common Core Standards for the St. Jude Math-A-Thon Funbooks
- Laura Moore honored as 2013 St. Jude Math-A-Thon Coordinator of the Year
- 2012-2013 Top 100 Fundraising Schools
- New St. Jude Math-A-Thon video featuring Nickelodeon stars
Meet a Patient
For two years, Maddy had a knot on her left hand, which her family thought was a cyst. Two weeks before Maddy’s eighth birthday, tests revealed that the knot was actually a rare soft tissue tumor called an epithelioid sarcoma. Her family was devastated. Maddy’s doctor referred her to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital immediately for her treatment and care. Read more.