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We remain ever committed to the promise we have made to the tens of thousands of families who depend on us no matter what we are facing. In the same way that St. Jude inspires us, we want to continue to inspire others by supporting St. Jude’s lifesaving mission.  

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is excited to be part of Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to orbit. Soon we will witness this long-awaited moment in history.

A journey to space. A cause for humanity. A monumental moment for both St. Jude and the world.

It all started with Jared Isaacman. “I was always really interested in space,” he said, remembering being inspired by a picture book about the Space Shuttle in his school library, remembering exactly where the book was and wanting to go back, all these years later, to see if it’s still there. “I told my kindergarten teacher I was going to go to space someday.”

Now, he is. And he’s taking St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with him, as the 38-year-old commander of the world’s first all-civilian mission to space. Isaacman has committed to giving $100 million to St. Jude, and you are invited to join in donating to reach the ambitious overall campaign goal of $200 million in support of St. Jude’s mission to accelerate research advances and save more children worldwide.

This launch commemorates so much more than a mission to orbit the earth. It represents how the world came together with resiliency and drive with a common goal—to cure childhood cancer. Your support can ensure we deliver the best care to children today while finding cures for tomorrow.

 

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Beginning 4 hours and 15 minutes before liftoff, you can visit stjude.org/inspiration4 to tune into the livestream. Or, you can also watch it directly in the YouTube app on either the SpaceX page or the Netflix page. Both will have unique livestreams that showcase the Inspiration4 mission.

29 years old | Bone Cancer

Hayley's interest in space dates back to childhood, where her family visited the NASA complex on vacation. "I got to see where the astronauts trained and of course wanted to be an astronaut after that - who doesn't?" At 10, Hayley's dreams of space travel were put on hold when tests revealed she had osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. She was referred to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital where her treatment included chemotherapy and limb-sparing surgery that saved her leg. Now a physician assistant at St. Jude, Hayley will be an ambassador for St. Jude on Inspiration4, the first all-civilian mission to space. In addition to raising funds and awareness for St. Jude, Hayley hopes the mission will inspire current St. Jude patients. "They'll be able to see a cancer survivor in space, someone just like them," she said.

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