It is instantly clear when you visit St. Jude that it is a place of abundant creativity and considerable innovation. The doctors, nurses and other staff are engaged and excited about their work. What you see when you visit St. Jude is indeed almost magical. Except that it isn’t magic. It is some of the most important scientific research benefitting not only the patients at St. Jude, but kids with cancer around the world. At Shaw, we identify with work based in research, innovation and creativity that plays a larger role in the world.
Since St. Jude opened its doors in 1962, it has changed the way the world understands and treats pediatric cancer. It is one-part children’s hospital and one part research center. Discoveries made at St. Jude hospital are shared freely so that doctors across the world can expand on protocols and treatments and help cure
kids worldwide. So far, St. Jude has pushed childhood cancer survival from 20 percent to more than 80 percent. In the next decade, the research hospital hopes to push survival rates to 90 percent.
At St. Jude, no family ever receives a bill for anything – treatment, travel, housing or food. It takes close to $2 million a day to run St. Jude and 75 percent of those funds come from corporate partners and individual donors. Shaw is proud that we have been among those corporate donors since 2011. It was that special place that St. Jude possesses in so many hearts and its message of hope and family that led us to
creating an ever-growing philanthropic and cause-marketing partnership with the organization.