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Colorado Unites for St. Jude Gala

June 15, 2024 | Denver, Colorado

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Join us on Saturday, June 15, 2024 for the Colorado Unites for St. Jude Gala at the Denver Botanic Gardens in Denver, Colorado. This benefit event is brought to you by, and supported by, the strong and passionate Colorado and greater Rocky Mountain states community, a community that has supported St. Jude for many years. This year's locale, the Denver Botanic Gardens, provides a picturesque backdrop to celebrate the St. Jude mission, its global impact and you, our supporters.

Our founder, Danny Thomas, envisioned and built St. Jude as a place of healing for children fighting pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases. For those children and their families, St. Jude is a home away from home. St. Jude has been very intentional about the spaces and experiences created for patients and their families, from beautiful gardens and reflective spaces like the Hope Garden and the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden to Kay Kafe, where all families, clinicians and staff members come together to share a nourishing meal. These spaces not only provide respite to our families, but also a sanctuary and a community, something we all need when experiencing life's toughest moments.

This year we honor Grace and Ron Covington, our Colorado Springs St. Jude Dream Home Builder Partner, for their longtime dedication to our mission. The event promises to be an inspiring and immersive experience to support the mission of St. Jude. Join us on this special evening as we come together to find cures and save children because St. Jude won't stop until no child - anywhere - dies from cancer.



Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206


Date and Time


June 15, 2024
6 p.m. 

Attire: Cocktail


Tickets and Sponsorships


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

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St. Jude provides comprehensive care and health equality for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We tailor treatment for each child's unique needs, improving outcomes for some of the world’s sickest children.


St. Jude patient Ashtyn with her family

Patient Ashtyn smiling and receiving a hug from her moms and sibling.

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: 

Janine Jackson
(720) 215-2004


Our committee

Honorary Event Chairs
Kenan and Angela Peterson, St. Jude Family
Committee Members
Brianna Zenk  •  Carli Taylor Drake  •  Debra Thorson  •  Diane Ensminger  •  Donna Donati  •  JJ Pellini  •  Liz Och  •  Maureen Plotnicki  •  Michelle Jones  •  Terri Carr


Highlights of the 2023 Colorado Unites for St. Jude Gala

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


Get Involved Locally

Click below to find additional events, volunteer opportunities and more ways to connect with St. Jude supporters in Denver, Colorado Springs and all across Colorado.

Ways to Support St. Jude in Colorado


 Other ways you can get involved:

Moe Gram

Moe Gram is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Denver and works on a diverse array of mediums that include painting, mural, collage, and installation. Gram graduated from California State University Bakersfield with a major in Visual Arts and a minor in Cultural Studies, during which she participated in a 6-month museum studies and studio arts program in Florence, Italy. From works on canvas to installations and murals, Moe Gram’s work is distinctive, engaging, and thoughtful. Through her signature color palette, messaging, and use of juxtaposition, Gram’s work encourages the viewer to absorb and reflect- for the betterment of oneself and collectively for us all.  

To learn more about Moe:

Instagram: @mi_moegram

Mitch Hoffman

Mitch Hoffman is an artist and metal fabricator living in Denver, Colorado.  He has created numerous sculptures, fixtures, and kinetic installations for public and private clients.  His inspiration has always been related to the concept of upcycling: to create beautiful objects out of discarded trash, to bring new life to otherwise useless items and help the planet in the process.  He runs his own commercial fabrication business called Model Metal, whose past clients include Thompson Hotels and the RiNo Arts District.

To learn more about Mitch:

Instagram: @orangemitch

Ladies Fancywork Society

The Ladies Fancywork Society has been terrorizing your neighborhood with their garish yarn crimes since 2007. What began as a group of crochet-loving friends just chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool and shooting some b-ball outside of the school has transformed into a fiber arts hydra capable of putting together large-scale projects, international art shows and installations.

Also, we're fun at parties.

To learn more about Ladies Fancywork Society:

Instagram: @ladiesfancyworksociety

Waffle Cone Club

Kyle Vincent Singer was born in Tacoma, WA, but grew up in a southern suburb of Chicago called Oak Lawn. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Studio Art. Kyle received his MFA with a focus in drawing at Colorado State University. He spent a few years as an adjunct professor of drawing at CSU, while making art for the Regional Burning Man event as well as other community events. Kyle received the highest achievement in Visual and Performing Arts at CSU, was a collaborator for Case Study: Weld County, CO by International Artist David Brooks and Kyle’s largest permanent installation, the Sa Lawn, is at Meow Wolf Denver.

Kyle is interested in ideas of nostalgia and the various complexities of how individual existence and the collective unconscious intermingle to create shared spaces for exchange. Carried by a maximalist compulsion to create and to leave no space unfilled, Kyle’s practice embraces erratic versatility and explores concepts of his personal, public and private thoughts. The use of “throwaway materials” manipulated into art objects aims to challenge and disrupt the values of commercialism. Making art without the restraints of traditional practices or materials questions the mundane daily elements of life that we have grown accustomed to ignoring.

To learn more about Kyle:

Instagram: @waffleconeclub

Mar Williams

Mar Williams is an illustrator, painter, muralist, installation artist, tinkerer, hacker type, and creator of vaguely cat shaped baubles. Mar has worked internationally in a number of fine art and digital mediums and has painted walls from Denver to Beijing.

Mar creates whimsical lowbrow creatures and environments through the lens of their love of the natural world, cultural histories, and queer identity.

Mar resides in the Denver metro area and is a registered artist with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

To learn more about Mar:

Instagram: @spuxo