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St. Jude Dream Chicago

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Thank you for joining us at the second annual St. Jude Dream Chicago, benefiting the lifesaving and global mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  We hope you felt immersed in different cultures through our onsite experiences, guest lounges and street market, all while helping create a world in which no child, regardless of where they live, will die of cancer.

All proceeds from this event will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.

To learn more about next year's event or volunteer opportunities, contact Melissa Bargmann at

Sponsors for Dream Chicago, an event supporting St. Jude.
Honorary chairs for Dream Chicago, an event supporting St. Jude.


Atzimba Catering  •  The Berghoff Restaurant  •  Café Ba-Ba-Reeba!  •  Ditka's Restaurant Group  •  Fannie May  •  Farmer's Fridge  •  Garrett Popcorn Shops  •  Gaylord Fine Indian Cuisine  •  Gibsons Italia  •  GOYA  •  Gus's Fried Chicken  •  Hostess Brands  •  Lou Malnati's Pizzeria  •  Nothing Bundt Cakes  •  Roti  •  Sip and Savor  •  Stan's Donuts & Coffee  •  Sunda  •  Swift & Sons Steakhouse  •  Truth Italian  •  Tzuco  •  Vanille Patisserie  •  Victory Italian


Meet Azalea

St. Jude patient Azalea as a princess

St. Jude patient Azalea

Meet Azalea


Every dollar makes a difference*

  1. One red wagon

    Wagons are the preferred mode of travel through the halls of the hospital and around campus for our younger patients.

    Donate $100

  2. One red blood cell transfusion

    Children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening diseases often need transfusions.

    Donate $250

  3. One hour of physical therapy

    Physical therapy is provided to patients because children with life-threatening diseases like cancer may develop developmental, cognitive or physical impairments as a result of their illnesses and their treatments.

    Donate $500

  4. Parent necessities for 20 patient families

    Parents who bring their children to St. Jude often leave home in a hurry and forget to pack day-to-day necessities such as shampoos, razors, deodorant, toothbrushes and lotion. At Tri Delta Place, our short-term housing facility, parents can obtain these essentials free of charge.

    Donate $1,000

  5. An ultrasound study for a St. Jude patient

    An ultrasound study is among the diagnostic imaging tests that doctors use to diagnose and monitor disease and treatment.

    Donate $2,500

  6. Daily room rate of the ICU

    The Intensive Care Unit at St. Jude has twice been recognized with the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. In 2009, the St. Jude ICU became Tennessee’s first ICU to win the honor.

    Donate $5,000

  7. Support St. Jude patients and their families

    Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures as you join St. Jude in its livesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

    Donate Any Amount

* Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures. Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude. The cost of each item or service is an approximation, and will vary based on actual costs incurred and individual patient needs. Your donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.


2022 Event Highlights


Meet Azalea

When Azalea's family learned she had rhabdomyosarcoma, Simone and Ricardo knew they wanted the best care for their daughter. So they traveled from Jamaica to St. Jude to begin Azalea's treatment.

"Since we were coming from another country we weren’t sure what to expect,” her mother said. “The only thing we were sure of was that she was in the right place."

St. Jude patient Azalea gives thumbs up.

St. Jude patient Azalea


Azalea's story, published in 2017


Read Azalea's Story

Azaela, center, with her family in 2019

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