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Join us for the annual

St. Jude Evening With The Stars Gala

Friday, March 31, 2023  |  East Peoria, Illinois

Become a Sponsor Event Details


For years, Central Illinois has gathered together to celebrate and raise funds at the annual St. Jude Evening with the Stars Gala in Peoria, Illinois. With your support, this gala has grown into a major fundraising event supporting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.®

Regardless of the duration or the cost of care, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.


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.


St. Jude patient Max




Par A Dice Hotel Casino
21 Blackjack Blvd.
East Peoria, IL 61611




Friday, March 31, 2023


Sponsorships and Tickets


Become a sponsor or purchase your individual tickets today!

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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.

For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact:

Corinne Olson



Event Chairs:
Steve Gardner
Jodi Lindsay
Liz Wilson

Event Committee:
Ashley Bradshaw   •   Amanda Campbell   •   Curt Curtis   •   Tina Fehr   •   Melissa Fox   •   Jamie Holmes   •   Kristy Howell   •   Meghan Jackson   •   Evan Jenkins   •   Amy Jones   •   Tracy Korger   •   Jim Lindsay   •   Jerry McCann   •   Mike & Amy McCoy   •   Ryan & Kari McCracken   •   Amy Morgan   •   Tammy Risinger   •   Rick & Sherry Semonis   •   Annette Slyman   •   Janá Stevens   •   Kylie Swanson


Award Winners

Juanita & Dan Deeb Volunteer Service Award
Scott & Joan Martin

Corporate Service Award
Scott Lewis Homes


St. Jude stories from Central Illinois

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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