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Welcome to the seventh annual

St. Jude Day at the Derby

Presented by EXCEL

May 4, 2024  |  Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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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 presented by EXCEL 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

Presenting Sponsor




Live Oak Arabians
6300 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70806


Date and Time


May 4, 2024
4 - 8 p.m.

Attire: Derby Best


Tickets and Sponsorships


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

Become a Sponsor


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.


St. Jude patient Charlie and his mom


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:

Courtney Albritton
(225) 954-3009


St. Jude stories from Louisianans


Photos from previous St. Jude Day at the Derby events

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.


Get involved locally

Click below to find additional events, volunteer opportunities and more ways to connect with St. Jude supporters in Baton Rouge and across the Gulf Coast.

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Baton Rogue skyline at dusk.

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