Abbvie makes ‘historical’ donation to St. Jude

Abbvie makes ‘historical’ donation to St. Jude
A prototype of Family Commons at St. Jude's Memphis campus (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has received an historic $50 million donation to help fund a new space for family-centered care.

The funding from AbbVie will support the construction of a new Family Commons on the Memphis campus.

It’s the first facility of its kind at St. Jude, designed to be entirely treatment-free that will offer spaces for families to relax, recover and connect

“To have a place to get away and rest, to sleep, to have your kids play games, to have a place where you can talk to other patient families, and just talk about things that maybe people who don’t have a child with cancer understand,” said Cindy Howard, member of the Patient Family Advisory Council.

The Family Commons floor is planned to open in 2020.

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