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Join us for the eighth annual

Around the World with St. Jude Gala

November 18, 2023  |  Tampa, FL

Become a Sponsor Event Details


Join us for eighth annual Around the World with St. Jude Gala in Tampa, FL on November 18, 2023. This impactful event will feature cocktails, dinner, a silent and live auction, live entertainment, and a special St. Jude moment as a courageous St. Jude patient shares their story.

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.

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Presenting sponsor

Anthony R. Abraham Foundation

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 Lucas and his dad




Armature Works Building
19110 N. Ola Avenue 
Tampa, FL 33602




Saturday, November 18, 2023


Sponsorships and Tickets


Become a sponsor or purchase your individual tickets today!

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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, contact:

Lanell Carter




Event Co-Chairs

Kristen Perusek  •  Gennie Swenson

Honorary Chairs

Tom and Holly Malouf

Charbel Barakat  •  Cassidy Campbell  •  Chase Corley  •  Nicole Gee  •  Wendy Johnston  •  Kaitlyn Kirkpatrick  •  Kseniya Korneva  •  Marty and Sherry Koscso  •  Debbie Lazzara  •  Adrienne Fleming Lugo  •  Hank Malouf  •  Kelly Malouf  •  Katie Martinez  •  Tracy Monsour  •  Nicola Papy  •  Bill Perusek  •  Richard and Jule Salem  •  Dave Stewart  •  Mike Swenson  •  Tye Swenson  •  Margaret Sztor  •  Michelle Wasielewski   •  Valerie and Joey Younes


Video: How art impacts St. Jude patients

St. Jude video showing how art impacts patients

Event photos from past years

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.


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