May 2014

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! To learn more about sun damage and cancer visit the Cure4Kids for Kids Sun Safety website.

May 2014

In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to say a big "THANK YOU" to all of the teachers around the world! Your hard work and dedication are shaping a brighter future by inspiring children to think about their health in creative, fun ways. In addition, we would like to highlight a few of the exceptional teachers using the Cure4Kids for Kids materials.

Lili Frye
Lili Frye is the Mandarin teacher at Presbyterian Day School in Memphis, TN. She is using the Mandarin translations of the Cure4Kids for Kids books to facilitate discussion related to cells, cancer, and healthy living between her 4th graders and children in China!

Donna Baker and Guam Cancer Care
Facilitated by Donna Baker, Guam Cancer Care is distributing the Cure4Kids for Kids materials amongst the schools on the island of Guam!

Ladonna Tardy-Hill
Ladonna Tardy-Hill is the science coach for iZone schools in Memphis, TN. She is using the Cure4Kids for Kids elementary curriculum with her science teachers to provide students with deeper learning about cells and cancer.

Arli Pedrosa
Arli Pedrosa is providing Portuguese translations of the Cure4Kids for Kids books as part of her educational outreach program in Northern Brazil. This year she administered materials to over 200 teachers in her region!

We enjoyed collaborating with teachers all over the world this year and look forward to being a resource for you again next year! If you are using the Cure4Kids for Kids materials, we want to hear from you! Your experience in the classroom is a valuable resource for other teachers, and we want to share your innovations with others. If you are interested in sharing your classroom experience, please contact Kate Ayers at

April 2014

The St. Jude Cure4Kids for Kids educational app is now available for free download on the iTunes App Store!.

September 2013

Portuguese and Russian translations of the What Are Cells?, What Is Cancer?, and What Is Healthy Living? books are now available for download under the resources tab of the teacher's website,

March 2012

What are the dangers of tobacco? If you want your students to find the answer, click "Interactive 3D Models" under the Resources tab on Students can explore healthy and unhealthy mouths and lungs and see the effects of tobacco for themselves! Look for the "Dangers of Tobacco" Scavenger Hunt under the Resources tab on that website and get your students discovering today.

February 2012

What does cancer look like? If you want to know the answer, go to and find the microscope in the laboratory. You’ll get to see healthy skin and lung cells, skin and lung cancer, and other cells too! Teachers, visit to find the What Are Cells? Lab Activity and get your students observing and inferring today.

Also new to are three short videos: What Are Cells?, What Is Cancer?, and What Is Healthy Living?. Watch as St. Jude doctors and researchers teach about the science of cancer and how to reduce your risk by making healthy choices. Teachers, the videos and related lessons can be found on free of charge!

November 2011

Looking for a challenge? Sponsored by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Cure4Kids for Kids is seeking university, high school, middle school, and elementary school students to develop innovative multimedia experiences that educate children about cancer and healthy living for cancer prevention. Visit for more details.

October 2011

The Cure4Kids Global Summit, held at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in June 2011, provided a forum for discussing ways of improving science and health education in schools and communities. The conference recordings have now been released on Cure4Kids, for free on-demand viewing. View the recorded sessions now.

June 2011

Cure4Kids for Kids launches its newest section — What is healthy living? Come aboard the ship and learn about ways to lessen your chance of cancer when you grow up and see if you can find out what is in the treasure chest on the beach!

July 2010

Our July newsletter for teachers and parents is here. It's full of information about the Professional Development Conference that was held here at St. Jude in June, new resources for you to use in the classroom in the coming school year, tips for surviving the summer heat, and a delicious summer recipe for salsa. Please click here to read the newsletter!

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June 2010

The Cure4Kids for Kids team has created a newsletter for teachers and parents. The monthly newsletter contains program updates, event announcements, news, healthy living tips and more. Click here to download the PDF.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009 - The Cure4Kids for Kids Web site has officially launched!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009 - The Cure4Kids for Kids Web site has launched for Beta testing! This Web site has been created for elementary school children to learn more about cells, cancer, and healthy living in interactive areas guided by cartoon characters. Users can explore the Cure4Kids beach, laboratory, and clinic, and use a virtual microscope, learn about careers at St. Jude, test their knowledge, and more!

On the parents' part of the site, visitors can find further resources on cancer, prevention, and healthy living topics like tobacco control, sun exposure, proper nutrition, and physical activity. By enhancing their knowledge on these topics, parents and care-takers can help improve children's health and understanding too!

A separate Web site has been created especially for teachers. Here teachers can access the St. Jude Cancer Education for Children teacher's guide, books, lesson plans, quizzes, laboratory journals, in-class presentations, and all other materials in printable and downloadable format free of charge. Educators are also able to use forums and other social media to interact and share ideas. Seminars are posted for teachers to learn more about cancer and other diseases treated at St. Jude. The site is secure and password-protected for the privacy of educators.

Cure4Kids for Kids also invites university students to create an innovative multimedia application as part of the Global eHealth Challenge. Participants will have access to experts in cancer, health, multimedia, systems design, visual arts, and public health. Click here to learn more about this initiative.

We would appreciate your feedback as we continue to revise and update the site to the needs of the public. To provide feedback click contact us.

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About St. Jude Cure4Kids for Kids

The St. Jude Cancer Education for Children Program is an educational outreach initiative of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. It helps school children, their parents and teachers understand the basic science and treatment of cancer. Through the use of age-appropriate content, the program focuses on three main objectives:

  1. addressing common misconceptions about childhood cancer,
  2. instilling healthy habits in children that can help prevent the development of adult cancer, and
  3. increasing children's overall interest in science and scientific careers.

All educational on-site activities are led by St. Jude faculty and staff. All the educational material was developed by a multi-disciplinary team composed of St. Jude faculty and staff with the collaboration of national experts. St. Jude works with schoolteachers and administrators to implement this program free of charge.