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2023 St. Jude Discover the Dream

Thursday, May 18, 2023  •  Columbus, OH

Tickets & Sponsorships Event Details


As our guest, we invite you to celebrate over 60 years of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its lifesaving mission, Finding cures. Saving children.® You will hear from inspirational guest speakers and have the opportunity to participate in our live and silent auctions over dinner and cocktails.

We look forward to seeing you for a night to remember at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped raise the survival rate for children with cancer in the United States, where 4 out of 5 children survive cancer.

In many developing countries, however, only 1 out of 5 children diagnosed with cancer will survive. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer, no matter where they live.

All proceeds from this event 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.

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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
4850 W. Powell Road
Powell, Ohio




Thursday, May 18, 2023
6 p.m.


Tickets and Table Sponsorships


Individual Ticket - $250

Table of 10 Sponsor - $3,000


Meet Aspen

Aspen was only a year and ten months when she was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma. She underwent treatment in the Philippines, using a protocol developed and shared by St. Jude doctors and researchers. But six months later, the cancer was spreading again.

With a referral to St. Jude, Aspen and her family traveled to the United States — for the first time.

Read Aspen's Story


St. Jude patient Aspen


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:

Kimberly Roche 


Thank you to our committee for their dedication and commitment to the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Committee Chair
Mrs. Siri Groeber

Committee Champions
Michael & Natalie Braun    Alexandra & Brett Buehler    Bob & Susan Gerlach  •  Mike & Siri Groeber  •  Bobbie & Ruthie Khourie  •  Daniel & Brea Khourie  •  Natalie Kijowski    Wayne & Mary King  •  Jeff & Dianne Krause  •  Steve & Darlene McChesney    Abbey Meyers    Matthew & Kelly Meyers    Brandon & Alexis Nasby  •  Beth Norris  •  Peter Schell  •  Evan & Jenna Stamatoukos  •  Courtney & Brian Swanson    Seth Warren  •  Lindsey & Danny Wessinger  •  Jeff & Diane White  •  Tom & Terri Whitman    Mark & Jessi Williamson 

Discover the Dream Founders
David & Lisa Karam    Bill & Lisa Khourie  •  Jim & Jo Ann Karam  •  Robert & Suzanne Meyers

In Memory of
Joe & Louise Karam


Our global impact

In many high-income countries, access to modern treatments and robust supportive care have resulted in cure rates of more than 80% for children with cancer. But about 90% of children live in low- or middle-income countries.

Too many of those children lack access to adequate diagnosis and treatment.

The emphasis on the global impact of St. Jude is critical to saving children. We won't stop until no child dies from cancer, no matter where they live.

Finding cures. Saving children.® Everywhere.


Video: Beyond St. Jude

Photos from past St. Jude Discover the Dream events

Every dollar makes a difference*

  1. One red wagon

    Wagons are the preferred mode of travel through the halls of the hospital and around campus for our younger patients.

    Donate $100

  2. One red blood cell transfusion

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

    Donate $250

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.


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