Join St. Jude friends and supporters on Saturday, May 4, 2024, as we come together for the seventh annual St. Jude Day at the Derby in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Guests will enjoy live entertainment, derby-inspired food and beverages, a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, a live auction and Give to Live program. We hope you’ll join us for this magical evening of celebration and giving in support of St. Jude patients and their families, and to advance the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.®
For questions or to learn more about this year's event or volunteer opportunities, contact Courtney Albritton at Courtney.Albritton@alsac.stjude.org.
Date and Time
May 4, 2024
4 - 8 p.m.
Attire: Derby Best
When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered largely incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer.
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St. Jude stories from Louisianans
Photos from previous St. Jude Day at the Derby events
One red wagon
Wagons are the preferred mode of travel through the halls of the hospital and around campus for our younger patients.
One red blood cell transfusion
Children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening diseases often need transfusions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.®
* 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.