"It's really unique and really inspiring to see how St. Jude takes a hospital, and turns it into a child's world," said Chris Thompson of the Eli Young Band, during a visit to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. James Young added, "You see hope in their eyes, and for those that haven't been to St. Jude, it really is a pretty lively place."

Jon Jones is most impressed with the research the hospital conducts. "It's incredible the rate that the research is happening, and it just keeps on getting faster and faster. They're talking about in terms of it's not a matter of if they're able to cure, it's a matter of when."

"It's really encouraging, especially as a father, to know that this place exists. If that phone call ever comes from my daughter, I know that I can bring her here, and she'd be surrounded by these great people," said Mike Eli.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has been leading the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases for over 50 years. Although St. Jude is not located in our community, their discoveries are. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.

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