Domino’s Pizza says it raised more than $13 million for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in 2022 and early 2023 through its St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign.
The campaign, which ran from October 24, 2022, to January 8, 2023, raised more than $9 million for the kids of St. Jude facing life-threatening cancer and other diseases. Domino’s also offered customers the opportunity to round up their order total and donate the change, which raised an additional $4 million.
The funds will count toward a pledge made by Domino’s in 2020 to raise $100 million for a new patient housing facility at St. Jude called The Domino’s Village. The six-story, 288,990-square-foot facility will house up to 140 St. Jude families while their children receive lifesaving care for childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Construction is well underway and this “home away from home” is expected to be ready for patient families this year.
St. Jude seeks to treat and defeat pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live.
When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80% and won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
“Domino’s partnership with St. Jude is one that we deeply cherish,” Russell Weiner, Domino’s CEO, said. “Fundraising wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our customers, and we’re incredibly grateful for their kindness.”