St. Jude’s Target House

Founded in 1962 by late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., is the largest center in the United States for the treatment and research of pediatric cancer and other life-threatening childhood diseases.  The unique hospital, which shares its treatment procedures upon request with other hospitals for free, has increased childhood cancer survival rates from 20 to 70 percent overall.

Target House is a home away from home for families with children receiving life-saving treatment at St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  As an extension of St. Jude’s commitment to care for any child regardless of the family’s ability to pay, Target House provides residents a furnished two-bedroom apartment, free of charge.

Monthly, student volunteers from ASDA@UTCoD spend time with patients and their families. Programming events have included ice cream socials, cookie decorating, Trick or Treat @ Target House.

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