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The bugle has sounded for this year’s St. Jude Kentucky Derby Party! Become a St. Jude Jockey and help raise awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Choose your fundraising goal and earn great St. Jude prizes along the way.

All proceeds raised will help ensure no family ever pays for treatment, travel, housing or food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

How can I become a St. Jude Jockey?

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All proceeds from this event will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.


St. Jude patient Hadley


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.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Shyanne Sisk
(309) 566-3515




Chair: Tammy Heard

Kevin Callis (Leadership Board) • Meryl Brown • Megan Fitzgerald • Andrea Flairty • Paul Leahey • Cheryl Magnuson • Ben Matthews • Sherye Przbyla • Christina Rogers


 Other ways you can get involved: