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Ways to Get Involved

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    Summer 2021
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  2. Join St. Jude Young Professionals of Chicago, and support St. Jude by engaging new and existing donors, participants and sponsors.

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St. Jude Young Professionals of Chicago unites Chicago’s leaders of tomorrow to help advance cures for pediatric cancer by engaging new donors, supporters and sponsors. We also provide young professionals with tools to evaluate their career goals, improve their professional image and create a lifelong and diverse professional network. Over the past 19 years, St. Jude Young Professionals of Chicago has raised more than $1,000,000 to support St. Jude patients and their families. 


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 partner

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 partnership opportunities, please contact:
Ashlynn Miller


Meet Our Chairs



President and Harvest Moon Chair  
Jimmy Kowalczyk

Sponsorship Chairs 
Meredith Hall
Spencer Keck

Auction Chairs
Halle Frain
Jeremy Breit
Karen Silvasy

Give to Live Chair
Jane Suttmeier

Experience Chairs
Rashal Baz Zureikat
Samantha Bettinger

Marketing Chair
Bill Theis

Restaurant Chair
Taylor Davis

Side Events Committee
Jane Suttmeier
Megan Haynes
Natalia Sowa



Young Professionals of Chicago Committee


Caroline Everette • Trisha Ferguson • Jordan Giachetti • John Hayek • Maddie Haynes • Dave Hess • Erik Johnson • Tess Katula  • Sami Khalil • Zane Landin • Olivia McAleer • Abigail Mulvey • Maggie Owens • Saso Pirkovic • Alice Raad • Panjri Shukla • Gabi Stacey • Joe Standridge • Alex Vielmetti • Brendan Zimmerman • Zein Zoulfikar


St. Jude Chicago Young Professionals in Action


Interested in joining? Please contact:

Ashlynn Miller


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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