St. Jude Day at the Derby

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A Baton Rouge event

Thank you for attending St. Jude Day at the Derby, a culinary experience benefiting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Guests watched the 2019 Kentucky Derby while indulging in derby-inspired food and drinks from local chefs, bid on auction items and participated in a wine pull.

Your contributions help ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Chef Jay Ducote

Chef Jay Ducote

St. Jude Culinary Council Member


Photos from past St. Jude Day at the Derby events

Day at the Derby
Day at the Derby
Day at the Derby



Michael Matthis, Event Chair
Chef Jay Ducote, St. Jude Culinary Council Member

Ashley Bryant
Heidi Diecedue
Joey Diecedue


Troy Herbert
Jordan Hultberg
Andree Miller


Paula Sisson
Whitney Willard
Ruth Wisher
Jay Wood


You can still support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude

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.


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For more information, please contact:

Kayla Ferguson
(225) 706-5300

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