Join the Chicago Young Professionals in support of St. Jude through fundraising events this fall!

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Upcoming events

  1. The St. Jude Harvest Moon gala is a night of live entertainment, dancing, cocktails and a premier silent auction and raffle to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.



    19 East Chicago
    19 East 21st Street
    Chicago, Illinois 60616



    Friday, November 1, 2019
    8 p.m. – 12 a.m.



  2. Join us as a participant or volunteer for a family-friendly 5K and walk/run to raise money for the kids of St. Jude, where families never receive a bill for anything. Let’s end childhood cancer. Together. 



    Soldier Field
    1410 Museum Campus Dr
    Chicago, Illinios 60605



    Saturday, September 9, 2019
    Schedule TBA



    Walkers - $10 (ages 6 and up)
    Runners - $20 (ages 6 and up)
    5 and under - free



St. Jude Young Professionals of Chicago unites with Chicago’s leaders of tomorrow to help advance cures for pediatric cancerwhile also providing young professionals with the tools to evaluate their career goals, improve their professional image and create the building blocks of a lifelong and diverse professional network.

Over the past 16 years, the St. Jude Young Professionals Committee of Chicago has raised more than $1,000,000 to support St. Jude patients and their families. 

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Gifts that give

Every gift you give makes a real impact in the lives of St. Jude kids and their families.

  1. One pair of crutches

    Crutches sized especially for children help them maneuver during treatment. Raising just $100 can help St. Jude provide the tools necessary for our young patients to stay mobile.

    1 pair of crutches
  2. One red blood cell transfusion

    Children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening diseases often need transfusions. The funds you raise can help St. Jude provide the best care and treatment for patients.

    1 red blood transfusion
  3. One hour of physical therapy

    Physical therapy helps ensure every child treated here enjoys the highest quality of life possible.

    1 hour of physical therapy
  4. Two days of oxygen

    During treatment, St. Jude patients may need oxygen to help their bodies function properly and aid in healing. Raising $750 can help cover the cost of two days of oxygen for a St. Jude patient.

    Patient family necessities for 20
  5. Patient family necessities for 20

    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. Your fundraising goal of $1,000 can ensure that parents at Tri Delta Place, our short-term housing facility, can obtain these essentials free of charge.

    Patient family necessities for 20

Make a Donation

*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, lodging, travel or food.


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.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Jaymie Polet
(773) 313-4305


Join our Committee



President and Harvest Moon Chair  
Rashal Baz

Sponsorship Chair 
Jim Gerlock

Restaurant Chairs
Meredith Hall and Jordan Fossali

Auction Chairs  
Karen Silvasy and Marissa Rose

Development Chair  
Jane Suttmeier

Side Events Chairs  
Taylor Davis and Megan Haynes



St. Jude Young Professional Committee


Phil Benjamin
Samantha Bettinger
Jeremy Breit
Brian Carnell
Therese Casey
Megan Cauley
Caitlin Coles
Roman Feola
Greg Gonzalez


Javier Gutierrez
Russel Gray
David Hess
Jack Hickey
Erik Johnson
Spencer Keck
Jimmy Kowalczyk
Jacqueline Lentz
Brittany Malone


Michael Montemayor
Cassidy Nguyen
Dan Pinkerton
Alice Raad
Connor Reed
Nicole Scalamera
Ellen Schram
Bill Theis
Brendan Zimmerman


Photos from past Chicago Young Professionals events


Interested in joining? Please contact:

Jaymie Polet
(773) 313-4300



Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything—because all a family should worry about is helping theirchild live.


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