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St. Jude Detroit Gala

January 25, 2025  |  Detroit, MI

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The annual St. Jude Detroit Gala will be hosted at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation on Saturday, January 25, 2025.

The St. Jude Detroit Gala will showcase the stories of founding ALSAC members, donors, patients, St. Jude historic milestones and more. Guests will experience interactive and inspirational displays that will bring the mission and stories of St. Jude to life.

As our guest, you will help us celebrate Detroit's connection to the founding of St. Jude, learn about our advancements since 1962 and honor our strong community of supporters tied to the history of St. Jude.

We hope you’ll join us for this can’t-miss event, as your support helps to ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – so they can focus on helping their child live.

To learn about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, please contact Megan Phelps at or (248) 467-2068.



Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
20900 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI 48124


Date and Time


January 25, 2025
6:30 - 11 p.m. 

Attire: Black Tie (Optional)


Tickets and Sponsorships


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

Become a Sponsor Purchase Tickets


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:

Megan Phelps
(248) 467-2068


Highlights from the St. Jude Detroit Gala over the years

Thank you to our committee

Event Chair
Lorron James

Honorary Chairs
Sarah and Calvin Ford

Committee Members
Barbara Askar-Kouza  •  Beatrice Boutros  •  Raghad Farah  •  Kelle Ilitch, Professional Advisory Board Member  •  David Pian  •  Manal Saab, Emeritus Board Member  •  Jennifer Scappaticci  •  George Simon, National Board Member  •  Josee-Anne Wakefield  •  Jeff Watt  •  Hiba Yazbeck


St. Jude stories from Michigan

Every dollar makes a difference*

  1. ... could help provide one day of oxygen for a St. Jude patient*

    St. Jude patients may need oxygen to help their bodies function properly and aid in healing.

    Donate $250

  2. ... could help provide four walkers for St. Jude patients*

    Walkers provide St. Jude patients with stability and support, making it easier for them to walk after surgery.

    Donate $500

  3. ... could help cover about two-thirds of the cost of one day of chemotherapy*

    Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today.

    Donate $1,000

  4. ... could help provide 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

  5. ... could help cover the cost of the 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

  6. Support of our mission

    Any amount supports kids around the world. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save even more 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.


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