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Gold Coast Cares for St. Jude

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A Long Island event

Thank you for joining us for the seventh annual Gold Coast Cares for St. Jude, one of the premier Long Island charity events at Oheka Castle that included cocktails, a seated gourmet dinner, live music, one of a kind premium auction items and the story of a St. Jude patient. Since 2012, dedicated members of the committee and the Long Island community have raised more than $2 million for the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

Your contributions will help ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. 


You can still support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude

Every gift you give makes a real impact in the lives of St. Jude kids and their families.

  1. One pair of crutches

    Crutches sized especially for children help them maneuver during treatment. Raising just $100 can help St. Jude provide the tools necessary for our young patients to stay mobile.

    1 pair of crutches
  2. One red blood cell transfusion

    Children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening diseases often need transfusions. The funds you raise can help St. Jude provide the best care and treatment for patients.

    1 red blood transfusion
  3. One hour of physical therapy

    Physical therapy helps ensure every child treated here enjoys the highest quality of life possible.

    1 hour of physical therapy
  4. Two days of oxygen

    During treatment, St. Jude patients may need oxygen to help their bodies function properly and aid in healing. Raising $750 can help cover the cost of two days of oxygen for a St. Jude patient.

    Patient family necessities for 20
  5. Patient family necessities for 20

    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. Your fundraising goal of $1,000 can ensure that parents at Tri Delta Place, our short-term housing facility, can obtain these essentials free of charge.

    Patient family necessities for 20

Make a Donation

*When you make a donation using this information, 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, lodging, travel or food.


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Gary Melius, Chair

Debra Del Vecchio, Founding Chair


Emilie Antonetti
Maryann Baldo
Samantha Bellando
Christopher Bond
Gail Burns
Marco Cafaro
Dina Chase

Santo Chiappone
Michael Costa
Robert Delfino
Alyssa Kennedy
Michelle Kettle Sorensen
Bonnie Kujan
Karyn LoCicero
Paul Mateyunas

Kelly Melius
Nancy Melius
Arnold Monterroso
Valerie Moore
Nicole Pasch
Maggie Somerville
Arthur Wayne


2018 event photos

For more information, contact:

Becky Gibson
(212) 379-1620

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