Important update about St. Jude Day at the Derby.

Out of an abundance of caution, this event has been postponed until May 1, 2021 for your personal safety and well-being. We appreciate your continued support of St. Jude and look forward to seeing you again soon. As a global research hospital, our hearts and prayers remain with families all across the world who are dealing firsthand with COVID-19.

  1. The overall health and wellness of our patients, families, staff, visitors, donors, volunteers and everyone within the communities we serve is fundamental to our mission at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Children with cancer and other diseases are immuno-compromised. That’s why we have worked proactively to safeguard our environment every day since we opened our doors nearly 60 years ago from the dangers of infectious diseases like COVID-19, a type of coronavirus.

    Your support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is important now, more than ever. Your investment supports clinical discoveries that save lives everyday here in the United States, and all across the globe. Thank you for your support.




Presented by EXCEL

This event has been postponed until
May 1, 2021
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


Join us for the third annual St. Jude Day at the Derby, presented by EXCEL, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

As a guest of this event, you’ll enjoy food and beverage from some of your favorite local chefs, wine and bourbon pulls, silent and live auctions, a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby and live entertainment provided by the AM/FM band.

Wear your best Kentucky Derby attire for a chance to win a prize for “Best Derby Hat” and “Best Dressed.”

Photos from the 2019 St. Jude Day at the Derby

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All proceeds from this event will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.


St. Jude patient Lea


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.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Kayla Brewer
(225) 706-5300 




Chair: Mike Matthis

Franz Borghardt • Heidi Diecedue • Joey Diecedue • Troy Hebert • Jordan Hultburg • Andree Miller • Holley Pizzuto • Paula Sisson • Blake Whittle • Ruth Wisher • Jay Wood • Don Zito • Lenau Zito



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