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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was established in 1962 by entertainer Danny Thomas. Since then, the organization has been working as apediatric treatment and research facility.

Meaning and history

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Logo history

In 1962 in the United States only 4% of cases of childhood blood cancer were successfully treated; in 2008, 94% of children were cured. This was made possible by the work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded by famous American actor Danny Thomas.

Young Danny Thomas began his career during the Great Depression in the United States. Those were the hard times for the whole country, and for an actor, it was almost impossible to find a job. When Thomas had only 7 dollars left in his pocket, he prayed to St. Jude Fadeus, the patron saint of the desperate, and asked him to show him the right path in life. The young actor promised that he would erect a temple in honor of the saint if a way out was found.

Just a couple of days later Thomas was called first to one fancy club, then to another, then to Hollywood, and in a short time, he was overtaken by success, fame, and money.

Danny a Thomas was a man of his word, so in the late 1950s,he decided to build a children’s cancer hospital. It took seven years to raise funds for the construction. In 1962, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital received its first patients.

St. Jude is now the only hospital in the U.S. that deals only with pediatric cancer and conducts related research.It costs more than 2 million USD a day to run the hospital. This money is not allocated by the state but is raised by the public organization ALSAC, which was also founded by Danny Thomas five years before the hospital opened, in 1957.

What is St. Jude?
St. Jude is the name of an American children’s hospital, which was established in 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee, and is focused on oncological kid’s diseases. The hospital was founded by Danny Thomas, a famous American actor, and philanthropist.

1958, 1962 – 2006

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Logo 1958

The main emblem of the first logo depicted a child’s silhouette drawn in orange with several white rays emanating from their head (the background itself was grey). Below, the organization’s name ‘St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’ was written in orange, capital letters.

1994 – 2006

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Logo 1994
In the 1994 version, the design was the same, except the emblem moved to the middle, the orange was replaced with red (throughout the logo), and the font changed to a slimmer, serif letters with lowercase, as well as uppercase.

2002 – Today

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital logo

Over its more than half-a-century history, St. Jude has gained quite a few victories. Before the research hospital appeared, only 4 children diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia out of 100 survived. Now, the survival rate is 94%.

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St Jude symbol

The visual center of the St. Jude logo is a child making a prayer. Next to the child, there is the full name of the research hospital, as well as the name of the founder.

Medical emblem

St Jude emblem

St. Jude Medicalis a company specializing in manufacturing cardiovascular medical devicesand neurostimulation devices to treat chronic pain. Its logotype was developed by Stealing Share. The turned square placed inside a structure of squares is supposed to symbolizethe ability tocontrol risk.


Font St Jude Logo

The highly legible sans serif typeface seen in the St. Jude logo has a traditional look and does not even try to break the mould, which seems perfectly appropriate for the type of organizationSt. Jude is.


Color St Jude Logo

The dark red color of the emblem is the color of blood, it presumably symbolizes life and health. The lettering is black, while the background is white. In some cases, accents in other colors are also acceptable (golden, grey), while red, white, and black always dominate the palette.