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Fight Childhood Cancer Today By Eating At Chili’s Restaurants – All Profits Benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Today, September 23rd is the Big Day at Chili’s Grill & Bar. They’re generously donating 100% of all net profits to St. Jude. This only happens one day a year and that day is today! 

More than 1,200 participating Chili’s restaurants nationwide will take part today including our Tuscaloosa Chili’s Restaurant on Skyland Blvd! To participate guests can either dine in-restaurant or place a To Go order. It’s that simple! Donate Profits Day, has helped Chili’s raise more than $46 million for St. Jude to date.

Learn more about how Chili’s Restaurants are helping to keep St. Jude founder Danny Thomas’ dream alive that ‘no child should die in the dawn of life’ by clicking here.

Quick Facts about St. Jude

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened on February 4, 1962 and was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. Its mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
  • St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world.
  • On average, 7,800 active patients visit the hospital each year, most of whom are treated on an outpatient basis.
  • St. Jude has 78 inpatient beds and treats upwards of 260 patients each day.
  • St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.
  • Research findings at St. Jude are shared freely with doctors and scientists all over the world.
  • No family ever pays St. Jude for anything.
  • St. Jude has developed protocols that have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to 80 percent today.
  • In 1962, the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer, was 4 percent. Today, the survival rate for this once deadly disease is 94 percent, thanks to research and treatment protocols developed at St. Jude.
  • The daily operating cost for St. Jude is $1.8 million, which is primarily covered by public contributions.
  • During the past five years, 81 cents of every dollar received has supported the research and treatment at St. Jude.

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