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Support St. Jude in West and Central Florida

Join local supporters across West and Central Florida to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital continue its lifesaving mission of finding cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Attend an upcoming event, volunteer, fundraise and get connected with St. Jude in Tampa, Naples, Orlando and beyond.

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Upcoming events in West and Central Florida

Connect with your local community at one of these upcoming events and join St. Jude in fighting childhood cancer.


Attend a Dinner, Gala or Golf Outing

From galas to concerts and golfing, there are fun events across the country that help support our lifesaving mission. Attendees, sponsors, committees and volunteers participate in events to help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

You can help support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude locally while you play a round of golf, send your taste buds on a culinary adventure, listen to stories from St. Jude patients and much more!

St. Jude Orlando Gala attendees pose on a red carpet in floor-length gowns and tuxedos.

Members of our St. Jude Orlando Gala committee


Participate in the St. Jude Walk/Run®

Help support St. Jude by participating in the St. Jude Walk/Run®, held annually in September. St. Jude Walk/Run® is a nationwide 5K hybrid event, taking place in person and virtually during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, with a focus on ending childhood cancer. Together. Do your part by registering as an individual, starting a team or joining a team.

Find a St. Jude Walk/Run Near You


Corporate Engagement

Partner with purpose by creating opportunities for your organization and its team members to engage with St. Jude through their work. Connect with your West and Central Florida St. Jude team on potential sponsorships and partnerships, set up your workplace giving program and build a network of hope and inspiration through your involvement.

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St. Jude Heroes Program

Run for a greater purpose when you commit to being a St. Jude Hero®. Register for your race as a St. Jude Hero and gain access to an online training program, race-day perks and possibly even entry into the most exclusive races in the world.

Become a St. Jude Hero® Today

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Build Your Legacy with St. Jude



Make a lasting impact in the lives of St. Jude patients and their families by leaving St. Jude in your will or living trust. With your bequest, your generosity helps ensure that patients receive world-class care.


Individual Giving

The St. Jude Give To Live Society is a loyal group of donors who consistently give charitable gifts throughout the year at truly impactful levels. As a committed donor, your giving helps ensure our lifesaving mission to find cures and provide world-class care for some of the world’s sickest children — today and in the future.


Plan Your Giving

You can support the children of  St. Jude in the way that best suits your financial and personal goals. IRAs, donor-advised funds, stocks, gift annuities, trusts and more — choose the planned giving option that is right for you, and your generosity will help children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


Meet the West and Central Florida Team

Our team is proud to partner with so many supporters in Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Naples and across West and Central Florida. Together, we strive to end childhood childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered largely incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer.


St. Jude patient Yazleemar and her family

Patient Yazleemar receives hugs and kisses from her family, while standing on a boardwalk in Puerto Rico.

Get connected

Contact us directly to get involved and find ways to connect. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date about the exciting events in West and Central Florida.

4950 West Kennedy Blvd, Suite 605
Tampa, FL 33609
 (813) 868-2700 

Email Your West and Central Florida Team


St. Jude stories from Florida

Volunteer with St. Jude in West and Central Florida

Fill out the form to learn about the ways you can donate your time to help St. Jude.

Every dollar makes a difference*

  1. ... could help provide two rehab balls for physical therapy*

    Rehab balls help patients regain strength and mobility after undergoing treatment of cancer.

    Donate $50

  2. ... could help provide chemotherapy IV tubing sets*

    A $100 donation could provide five chemotherapy IV tubing sets sized especially to help children receive treatment.*

    Donate $100

  3. ... could help provide one day of oxygen for a St. Jude patient*

    St. Jude patients may need oxygen to help their bodies function properly and aid in healing.

    Donate $250

  4. ... could help provide four walkers for St. Jude patients*

    Walkers provide St. Jude patients with stability and support, making it easier for them to walk after surgery.

    Donate $500

  5. ... could help cover about two-thirds of the cost of one day of chemotherapy*

    Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today.

    Donate $1,000

  6. ... could help provide 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

  7. ... could help cover the cost of the 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

  8. Support of our mission

    Any amount supports kids around the world. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save even more children.*

    Donate Any Amount


When you make a donation using this information, 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.


Meet St. Jude patients

Dinners, Galas and Golf Events in West and Central Florida

Orlando Gala
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

You won't want to miss this exciting charity event to benefit the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. Enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing, auctions and live entertainment, and be inspired by a special St. Jude mission moment. 

Around the World with St. Jude Gala
Tampa, Florida

This impactful event features cocktails, dinner, a silent and live auction, live entertainment and a personal story from a courageous St. Jude patient.

Southwest Florida Celebrity Golf Invitational
Bonita Springs, Florida

This three-day event and celebrity golf tournament features a beautiful course, celebrity pairings, live music, live and silent auctions, delicious food, entertainment and an awards luncheon, all to benefit the kids of St. Jude.


Jessica Hong-Tanner.

Jessica Hong-Tanner
Area Executive Director - West and Central Florida


Frances Ferrer.

Frances Ferrer
Philanthropic Advisor, Bilingual 


Tai Haiman.

Tai Haiman
Sr. Philanthropic Advisor, Bilingual 


Nicole Huau.

Nicole Huau
Advisor Event Planner


Jacquelyn Kasper.

Jacqui Kasper
Philanthropic Advisor


Kelsey Lehr.

Kelsey Lehr
Sr. Advisor - Area Development


Mallory McLean.

Mallory McLean
Sr. Philanthropic Advisor


Ingrid McGraw.

Ingrid McGraw
Sr. Philanthropic Advisor - Principal Gifts


Melody Pressnell.

Melody Pressnell
Sr. Philanthropic Advisor


Carly Ritterband.

Carly Ritterband
Advisor - Area Development