St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude founder Danny Thomas believed that "no child should die in the dawn of life." Through dedicated and compassionate research, St. Jude has developed protocols that have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to 80 percent today. At the time of its founding, the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer, was four percent. Today, the survival rate for this once deadly disease is 94 percent, thanks to research and treatment protocols developed at St. Jude. Research findings at St. Jude are shared freely with doctors and scientists all over the world, increasing their positive impact to so many children in need of help, and caregivers who need as much information as possible to provide the best possible outcome for their patients.
With daily operating costs of $1.8 million, St. Jude treats upwards of 260 patients a day, and 7,800 per year. Patients at St. Jude are referred by a physician, and nearly all have a disease currently under study and eligible for a research protocol. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment that is not covered by insurance; no child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. Thanks to donors, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything: care, housing, transportation, meals—the list of services they provide to families is unequalled.
“I think what's important to understand with this is there's a lot of kids that are going through this, and there's a lot of families that go through this. What they face every day is unimaginable. I think you always need to have hope on these things. In the music, you need the theme of death to celebrate life. And what you see at St. Jude, people are daily celebrating life while they're fighting off death.” — Bob Crawford on NPR
About the Coffee
Our La Frontera project works directly with the small-scale farmers of Northern Peru who produce exceptional, delicious organic coffees. Warming and comforting, this coffee offers notes of sweet chocolate emphasized by a smooth body.
La Frontera means “the Border,” which seemed appropriate, since these coffees are all from the mountainous northernmost border area of Peru. It also symbolizes pushing the frontier of great coffee outside of Valle del Santuario to include more great farmers and more great coffees.
Varieties: Caturra, Bourbon, Pache, Catimor
Elevation: 1,200-1,800 meters
Post-Harvest Process: Washed and then dried on patio with raised screens.
Harvest Time: May - August 2013
This project was made possible with the support of many people, including some of our vendor partners. We would like to thank Pacific Bag
and Logo Label Printing
for their generous donations of materials.