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St. Jude Moments of Courage

September 14, 2024 | Minneapolis, Minn.

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The second annual St. Jude Moments of Courage Gala will be Saturday, September 14, 2024 at The Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

Our founder, Danny Thomas, envisioned and built St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a place of healing for children fighting pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is very intentional about the spaces and experiences created for patients and their families, such as beautiful gardens and reflective spaces like the Hope Garden, the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden and even the courtyard that houses a five-story forest landscape made entirely of sequins. These spaces not only provide respite to our families, but also a sanctuary and a community, things we all need to help us find courage during life’s toughest moments.

Please join us for an inspiring and immersive evening as we bring these special spaces to life for you to experience firsthand and share some of our patients’ courageous stories of hope so that, together, we can find cures and save children – everywhere.

For more information on joining the gala committee, becoming a sponsor or volunteer opportunities, please contact Tori Williamson at



The Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom
5418 Wayzata Blvd
Golden Valley, MN 55416


Date and Time


Saturday, September 14, 2024
6 p.m.


Tickets and Sponsorships


Become a sponsor today! Sponsorship packages include a reserved table, brand recognition and other benefits.

Become a Sponsor Purchase Tickets


St. Jude provides comprehensive care and health equality for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We tailor treatment for each child's unique needs, improving outcomes for some of the world’s sickest children.


St. Jude patient Ashtyn with her family

Patient Ashtyn smiling and receiving a hug from her moms and sibling.

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: 

Tori Williamson
(612) 430-4027


Presenting Sponsor

Porsche Minneapolis and Porsche St. Paul supporting St. Jude.

Miracle Sponsor

Inspire Medical Systems & Herbert Family Foundation.

Dream Sponsor

Best Buy.

Wish Sponsor

Drawing of lemon slices, leaves, butterflies and bees.

Highlights from St. Jude Moments of Courage 2023

St. Jude video

Meet our Special Guests

Chase Hawkins smiles onstage at the St. Jude Walk/Run.

Chase Hawkins
2024 St. Jude Leading the Way Award Honoree

Ben Leber addresses 2023 St. Jude Moments of Courage gala attendees.

Ben Leber
St. Jude Moments of Courage Gala Emcee



Bill Dunne, Committee Chair | Vice President, Porsche Brands at Carousel Motor Group

Ashley Moen | Principle at Cresa

Bailey Bassett | Vice President of Medicaid Growth, United Healthgroup

Ben Taylor | Sales Director, Intersection Minneapolis

Brianna McClain | Partner, Grey Duck Wealth Management

Dustin Herbert | Product Manager, Key Surgical & Herbert Family Foundation

Jeff Eckroth | CEO, Eckroth Music Co.

Michelle Weber-Eckroth | Leadership Team, Eckroth Music Co.

Neal Bradsher | Partner, KPMG

Interested in joining our committee? Contact:
Tori Williamson
(612) 430-4027


Finding cures. Saving children.® Everywhere.


St. Jude cares for some of the world’s sickest children regardless of their race, ethnicity, beliefs, or ability to pay. Our patients receive the customized care they need to treat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, no matter what barriers they may face.


Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped raise the survival rate for children with cancer in the United States, where more than 4 out of 5 children survive cancer. In many developing countries, however, fewer than 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. 


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. Patient McClain smiles in her mom's arms in a treatment room at St. Jude.

    St. Jude patient McClain 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 Lizbeth paints in a family space at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

    St. Jude patient Lizbeth


    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. Patient Maelin-Kate smiles while painting a flower.

    St. Jude patient Maelin-Kate


    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



Minnesota for St. Jude is a digital experience, showcasing how Minnesotans support the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.®

Learn more about how your fellow Minnesotans have furthered our lifesaving mission by reading their stories. You will also have the opportunity to get involved by donating, becoming a Partner in Hope and sharing our mission on your social networks. 

Together, we are #MNforStJude.

Visit #MNForStJude


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