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Welcome to the ninth annual

Around the World with St. Jude Gala

November 2, 2024  |  Tampa, Florida

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Join us for the ninth annual Around the World with St. Jude Gala in Tampa, Florida on November 2, 2024. This impactful event will feature cocktails, dinner, a silent and live auction, live entertainment and a personal story from a courageous St. Jude patient.

For more than 60 years, St. Jude has been working to improve global survival rates for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Your continued support ensures families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.



Armature Works
1910 N Ola Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602


Date and Time


November 2, 2024
6 p.m.

Attire: Formal


Tickets and Sponsorships


Become a sponsor today! Sponsorship packages include a reserved table, brand recognition and other benefits.

Tickets and Sponsorships


St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate for childhood cancer from 20% when we first opened our doors to 80% today. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. 


St. Jude patient Hayden and his parents

Patient Hayden receives kisses on his cheeks from his parents.

Become a sponsor

By partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and sponsoring this event, you will align your company name with the strong, nationally recognized St. Jude mission and brand, and instill pride in your employees, consumers, vendors and company executives.

For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact:

Carly Ritterband


Our sponsors

Global Mission Sponsor


Legacy Sponsor

Anthony R. Abraham Foundation.

Dream Sponsor

Hachem Investments.

Inspire Sponsors


Hazelwood/Previtera Family

PCS Pools.
Shaker Recruitment Marketing.

Our committee


Event Co-Chairs
Kristen and Bill Perusek • Gennie and Mike Swenson

Honorary Chairs
Tom and Holly Malouf

Charbel Barakat  •  Michelle Concklin  •  Chase Corley  •  Kayla Freed  •  Nicole Gee  •  Christina Grimsley  •  Alison Haywood  •  Kaitlyn Kirkpatrick  •  Kseniya Korneva  •  Marty and Sherry Koscso  •  Debbie Lazzara  •  Adrienne Fleming Lugo  •  Kim Malouf  •  Lexi Malouf  •  Katie Martinez  •  Tracy Monsour  •  Yoly Pierson  •  Cole Rix  •  Richard and Jule Salem  •  Tye Swenson  •  Michelle Wasielewski  •  Valerie and Joey Younes


Highlights from Around the World with St. Jude over the years

Every dollar makes a difference*

  1. ... 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

  2. ... 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

  3. ... 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

  4. ... 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

  5. ... 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

  6. 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


* 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.


Get involved locally

Click below to find additional events, volunteer opportunities and more ways to connect with St. Jude supporters in Tampa and across West and Central Florida.

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Tampa skyline at sunset.

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