St. Jude Receives $50 Million Commitment for Research, Care Center

St. Jude Receives $50 Million Commitment for Research, Care Center

has announced a ten-year commitment from to raise $50 million in support of the Kay Research and Care Center on St. Jude’s Memphis campus.

In addition to supporting research, education, care, and treatment for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases, the new center houses the state-of-the-art Eric Trump Foundation Surgery and ICU Center, for which the pledged $20 million earlier this year; the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration, which serves as a hub for learning and collaboration; and the St. Jude Red Frog Events Proton Therapy Center, which claims to be the world’s first proton therapy center dedicated solely to the treatment of children.

In addition to those gifts, the center received individual gifts of $1 million or more from the Jerry N. and Virginia S. Williams Estate; ; Holly, Doug, Taylor, and Kyle Brooks; Michele and Bill Nuti; the ; the ; and a donation made in memory of Dominick M. Amorosi, and Sky High.

"This is a momentous occasion for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, as we open the new Kay Research and Care Center and celebrate the integration of treatment, research, technology, collaboration, and education on the St. Jude campus," said St. Jude's president and CEO Richard Shadyac, Jr. "We are tremendously thankful for the dedicated support of Kay Jewelers, the Eric Trump Foundation, and the many donors who partner with us as we take this important next step forward in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases."

"." St. Jude Research Center Press Release 02/19/2015.