St. Jude Thaddeus Case Study

785 Words4 Pages
There are over a 100 thousand charities in the world. It’s safe to say some of those charities are reliable and worth giving your money to, and St. Jude’s Children Hospital charity is one of them. When the founder of St. Jude, Danny Thomas, was young he only wanted to entertain people with his acting and be successful enough at it to provide for his wife and family. But work in that field was hard to come by. There were times that he thought of giving up and searching for a 9 to 5. As a last hope, he turned to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes. “Show me my way in life,” he vowed to the saint one night in a Detroit church, “and I will build you a shrine.” By giving his word it seemed that St. Jude had heard and was willing to test it.…show more content…
St. Jude works with six affiliate hospitals in the United States and through its International Outreach Program, shares knowledge, technology and organizational strategies with 20 official partner sites in 15 countries around the world. They have been ranked highly in the nation rankings since their upcoming in the early 1960’s. Health.usnews.com has them currently ranked 6th nationally for children’s hospitals specializing in pediatrics cancer, with a score of 90.6 out of 100, www.charitynavigator.org awarded St. Jude with a 88.61 overall score ranking them in the top 10 nationwide, and St. Jude is ranked the No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital by Parents Magazine, they are the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children and has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world. With that being said, not just one certain organization recognizes St. Jude’s as a forerunner of the cancer movement, but multiple organizations gives them acknowledgment they

More about St. Jude Thaddeus Case Study

Open Document