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Thank you for attending the fourth annual

St. Jude Give to Live Gala

April 5, 2024  |  Stamford, Connecticut

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Thank you for joining us on Friday, April 5, 2024 for the fourth annual St. Jude Give to Live Gala at Abigail Kirsch at The Loading Dock in Stamford, Connecticut. Guests enjoyed a memorable cocktail hour, exquisite dinner, drinks, live entertainment, auctions and special St. Jude moments alongside fellow supporters to help further advance the mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®

All proceeds from this event benefit St. Jude, where families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.

For information on sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, please contact Lexi Brown at

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 Ava

Patient Ava smiles and displays her drawing of a rainbow surrounded by hearts and stars.

Thank you to our committee co-chairs

Marilena Greig

Marilena Greig has dedicated over 25 years to helping the kids of St. Jude. In 2019, when she saw the opportunity to introduce this lifesaving mission to hundreds of new supporters in the Northern Westchester and Fairield County communities, she took on the challenge and created an inspiring and annual gala event: the St. Jude Give To Live Gala. Despite the impact of the pandemic, the Give to Live Gala has raised approximately $1 million for the St. Jude mission.

As the founder of the Give To Live Gala, Marilena continues to cultivate and bring new memebers to the planning committee year after year.  


Tina McCann

Tina McCann has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Her passion for the mission of St. Jude was born during a visit to the St. Jude campus in Memphis, Tennessee to tour the hospital and research center. Her deep understanding for the importance of medical research and innovation connected her to the work that St. Jude does for children and families worldwide. She joined her local fundraising committees in Westchester and Connecticut and is currently acting in the role of co-chair.

Tina shares a love for dogs with her husband and three children and is active within the pet rescue community.

Abstract drawing of colorful lines, by St. Jude patient Jonah.

St. Jude stories from the Tri-state

Because you give, they have a chance to live

The St. Jude Give To Live Society is a loyal group of donors who consistently give charitable gifts throughout the year at truly impactful levels. As a committed donor, your giving helps ensure our lifesaving mission to find cures and provide world-class care for some of the world’s sickest children — today and in the future. The Give To Live Society is open to all supporters who give annual cumulative contributions totaling $2,500 or more. You will automatically become a member of the Give To Live Society based on your annual giving from January 1 through December 31.

By joining the St. Jude Give To Live Society, you will receive exclusive incentives at each benefit level as a token of appreciation, as the true reward comes from knowing that donors like you are furthering the St. Jude mission and helping save children everywhere.

  1. St. Jude patient Kyla celebrating her No More Chemo party at St. Jude

    St. Jude patient Kyla, diagnosed with medulloblastoma, with her mother.


    Giving $2,500 or more this year could cover the cost of five days of oxygen for a St. Jude patient.*

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

    A variety of giving options qualify for membership. Find examples here. 

    Give $2,500

  2. Patient Carlos with his family, outdoors at the St. Jude campus on a sunny day.

    St. Jude patient Carlos with his mother and grandmother


    Giving $5,000 or more this year could support the cost of the daily room rate of the ICU.*

    The Intensive Care Unit at St. Jude has been recognized twice 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.

    A variety of giving options qualify for membership. Find examples here. 

    Give $5,000

  3. St. Jude patient Za'Mya places a medical training doll in the CT machine.

    St. Jude patient Za'Mya


    Giving $10,000 or more this year could help provide one CT scan for a St. Jude patient.*

    Doctors use CT scans to see inside the body. The scan gives them more information than a regular X-ray. A CT scan provides parents with much needed answers about their child's health.

    A variety of giving options qualify for membership. Find examples here. 

    Give $10,000

  4. A photo showing a hallway in the St. Jude Patient Care Center, leading to the Blood Donor Center

    The Blood Donor Center at St. Jude


    Giving $15,000 or more this year could help run the St. Jude Blood Donor Center for one week.*

    The Blood Donor Center, located on the first floor of the Patient Care Center, is responsible for collecting and providing the hospital with platelets and other blood products necessary for our patient’s care.

    A variety of giving options qualify for membership. Find examples here. 

    Give $15,000

  5. Proton beam therapy equipment in the Radiation Oncology department at St. Jude

    A view of the proton beam therapy control room


    Giving $25,000 or more this year you could help cover the cost of a major surgical procedure.*

    St. Jude was the first to study a computer-based three-dimensional radiation therapy technique for pediatric brain tumor treatment to minimize damage to healthy tissue and preserve cognitive development in children.

    A variety of giving options qualify for membership. Find examples here. 

    Give $25,000


* 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.


Browse our Give To Live Society FAQs

Abstract drawing of colorful lines, by St. Jude patient Jonah.

Get Involved Locally

Click below to find additional events, volunteer opportunities and more ways to connect with St. Jude supporters in the Tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Events and Galas in New York


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