American Internet Tech donates to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (February 2022)

American Internet Tech donates to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (February 2022)

On February 4th, St. Jude celebrated 60 years of operation and fighting cancer. More than a half-century ago, entertainer Danny Thomas envisioned a hospital that would treat children regardless of race, color, creed or their family's ability to pay. A facility where research would shine light into the darkness.

Thomas’ vision became a reality when St. Jude Children's Research Hospital opened February 4, 1962. Since then, St. Jude has become one of the world's premier pediatric research institutions. Explore the scientific milestones that have marked our progress from that day to present. "Your child has cancer." No words strike more fear into a parent's heart. In the early 1960s, those words meant almost certain death. The overall survival rate for childhood cancer was 20%; for the most common form of childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), it was 4%. In spite of those appalling statistics, no institution was dedicated to fighting the scourge of childhood cancer, sickle cell disease and other catastrophic disorders. Then, St. Jude opened. The battle against catastrophic childhood diseases had begun.

Every February 15, the global childhood cancer community celebrates International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD), in a collaborative campaign to raise awareness about childhood cancer and to express support for children and adolescents with cancer, the survivors and their families.

St. Jude Cure4Kids organized a Global Webcast for ICCD, with speakers from St. Jude, ICCCPO, Sanofi Espoir Foundation and two MCM project mentors presenting on their organizations’ work and on the situation of the disease in Africa and in Paraguay.

American Internet Tech has joined the battle against childhood cancer and proceeds to one more monthly donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.