About St. Jude and the Fashion Show

In 1952, the late entertainer, Danny Thomas envisioned a dream that “no child should die in the dawn of life.” He developed a plan and believed that his dream could come true. It is through a collective effort of doctors, researchers, donors and volunteers that this dream is becoming a reality. Supporters of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in the Chicagoland area contribute to Danny’s dream in many ways.

As the hospital progresses in its research and treatment of children, physicians and researchers are coming closer to making Danny’s dream a reality. Because of the work of St. Jude, survival rates for childhood cancers have increased from 20 percent to better than 80 percent overall. In addition, the staff of St. Jude is reaching new heights in medical advances, and scientists are expanding their focus on genetic disorders and international outreach programs. St. Jude has become the single largest center in the United States for the treatment and research of childhood catastrophic diseases such as cancer and sickle cell disease.