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Out of an abundance of caution for our guests and supporters, this event has been postponed until the spring of 2022.



presented by the Ford Motor Company Fund

This event has been postponed.
MotorCity Casino Hotel | Detroit, Michigan

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Join us for the St. Jude Detroit Gala presented by the Ford Motor Company Fund. More information about ticket options is coming soon.

As our guest, we invite you to celebrate the 60th anniversary of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. You will hear from inspirational guest speakers and have the opportunity to participate in our live and silent auctions over dinner and cocktails. 

Be inspired by the promise made by Michigan native and St. Jude founder Danny Thomas and the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.® Be inspired by the lifesaving mission of St. JudeBe inspired by the ground-breaking and freely shared research. Be inspired by the strategic plan for the future. Be inspired and help St. Jude continue to save lives.

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

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St. Jude patient Aspen




MotorCity Casino Hotel
2901 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, Michigan

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This event has been postponed until spring 2022.




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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.

Please contact Lorie Moshier to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and join the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®


A very special thank you to our committee for
their dedication and love for the mission of St. Jude


St. Jude Detroit Gala Co-Chairs: Sarah and Calvin Ford
ALSAC/St. Jude National Board of Directors and Governors: George Simon and Manal Saab (Emeritus)
ALSAC Professional Advisory Board: Kelle Ilitch

Barbara Askar-Kouza • Beverly Cass • Raghad Farah • Samia Haddad • Ziena Hatem • Gail Marlow • Jennifer Nunley • Isaiah Oliver • Jennifer Scappaticci • Hiba Yazbeck • Josee-Anne Lafrance Wakefield


Presenting Sponsor

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Make a gift

Every gift you give makes a real impact in the lives of St. Jude kids and their families.

St. Jude patients Kennan and Robert

St. Jude patients Kennan and Robert

A gift of $500 …

could help provide a night to remember for St. Jude teen patients. 

Give $500

St. Jude patient Delarian, at age 5

St. Jude patient Delarian, at age 5

A gift of $1,000 …

could help provide a unique graduation experience for young St. Jude patients.

Give $1,000

St. Jude patient Pops

St. Jude patient Pops

A gift of $2,500 …

could help provide a No More Chemo party for a St. Jude patient, where we celebrate the end of chemotherapy with cake, confetti and a special song.

Give $2,500

St. Jude patient Adalyn

St. Jude patient Adalyn

A gift of $5,000 ...

could help provide more wagons to make trips to treatment more enjoyable for St. Jude patients.

Give $5,000


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. View information about tax-deductible donations.


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