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Meet those helping save lives at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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More children are surviving cancer today, and it's thanks in part to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

According to hospital officials, protocols developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to 80 percent today.

Eyewitness News took a trip to the hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, recently to meet some of the team of researchers, doctors and staff who are helping improve the lives of so many kids around the world, including some from Kern County.

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Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

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You can help these children and so many other to achieve their dreams by purchasing a St. Jude Dream Home ticket in Bakersfield.

For a $100 ticket, you can win a Balfanz Home being built in Berkshire Ranch, along with other great prizes.

You can get your ticket by calling (800) 385-9134 or visit any Kern Schools Federal Credit Union branch. The home drawing will take place May 11.

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