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St. Jude Detroit Gala

November 11, 2022  |  Detroit, MI

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We are so grateful for your attendance at the St. Jude Detroit Gala!

Throughout the evening, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, heard from inspirational guest speakers and participated in 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 ground-breaking and shared research. Be inspired and help St. Jude continue to save lives.

All proceeds from this event will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where 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 more about next year's event or volunteer opportunities, contact Megan Phelps at or (248) 467-2068.

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When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered 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.


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Contact us directly to get involved and find ways to connect. You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to stay up-to-date about the exciting events in Detroit, across Michigan, and throughout Northwest Ohio.

Detroit, Michigan
32121 Woodward Ave.
Suite 350
Royal Oak, MI 48073
Phone: (248) 744-1300

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Learn more about our event

As we reflect on the 2022 event and plan for our 2023 edition, take a moment to remember the St. Jude mission by hearing event co-chair Sarah Ford talk about her experience as a St. Jude patient in the video featured below.


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

Beatrice Boutros – Raghad Farah – Samia Haddad -Ziena Hatem – Isaiah Oliver –
David Pian – Jennifer Scappaticci – Hiba Yazbeck – Josee-Anne Wakefield


Presenting sponsors


Anthony L. Soave Family and Jane and Bill Fox


Mission Experience sponsors


Sarah and Calvin Ford


Hope sponsors


Manal and Ghassan Saab 

The Shouhayib Family logo

Salim Sessine

West Second Street Associates logo

Dream sponsors


Kelly Building and Development Company logo
Mahle logo
Motor City Casino Hotel logo
On the Clock logo

Inspire sponsors


Crest Automotive Group logo
Chris & Kelle Ilitch Family logo
UWM logo
Alix Partners logo

Other ways you can get involved:

Every dollar makes a difference*

  1. One red blood cell transfusion

    Children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening diseases often need transfusions.

    Donate $250

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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. 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 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.