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St. Jude Evening with the Stars

Presented by: RSM featuring Ride 4 Dray

Friday, April 26, 2024  |  East Peoria, Illinois

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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 life-saving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.® Everywhere.

Thank you for joining us for this inspiring event on Friday, April 26, 2024 in East Peoria, as your support helps ensure St. Jude patients can continue to receive the customized care they need to treat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, no matter what barriers they may face.

For information on becoming a sponsor at next year's event, please contact Gina Seghetti at

Save the Date: Friday, April 4, 2025

Treatments developed 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 countries, however, only 1 out of 5 children who develop cancer will survive. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer, no matter where they live.


St. Jude patient Ty

Patient Ty smiles outdoors with green foliage in the background.

Highlights from the 2023 St. Jude Evening with the Stars

Thank you to our event committee

Event Chairs:
Steve Gardner  •  Jodi Lindsay  •  Liz Wilson

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


Thank you to our award winners

Juanita & Dan Deeb Volunteer Service Award
Kevin Callis

Corporate Service Award
Walters Brothers Harley-Davidson


St. Jude stories from Central Illinois

Every dollar makes a difference*

  1. ... could help provide chemotherapy IV tubing sets*

    A $100 donation could provide five chemotherapy IV tubing sets sized especially to help children receive treatment.*

    Donate $100

  2. ... 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

  3. ... 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

  4. ... 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

  5. ... 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

  6. ... 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

  7. 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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Click below to find additional events, volunteer opportunities and more ways to connect with St. Jude supporters in Peoria, Bloomington-Normal and all across Central & Southern Illinois and Iowa.

Ways to Support St. Jude in Central & Southern Illinois and Iowa


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St. Jude Evening with the Stars