Thank you for attending the seventh annual St. Jude Orlando Gala. Our attendees enjoyed cocktails, dinner, a live auction and a silent auction along with an inspriational St. Jude patient presentation. Thank you for bringing your enthusiasm as we danced along with our live entertainment.
All proceeds from this event help further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.® Everywhere.
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Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened in 1962. And we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
Event chair: Rosalind Hajjar
Nicole Argabright • Luz Batista • Mary Carpousis • Toby Chanes • Janice Colon • Janice Curatolo • Ann Geagea • Fouad Hajjar, MD • Amine Harb • Paula Harb • Rania JeBailey • Miladi Johnson • Maria Knoll • Fiorela Lindsey • Laila Maali • Joanne McNamara • Elizabeth Patel • Lauraine Quintana • Karla Radka • Vaneza Roberts • Renee Ruiz • Pegah Simaan • Ana Stanfield • Maya Valdivia Ekbatani • Sam Wakim, DDS • Kaylene Woo
Photos from past Orlando Gala events
One red blood cell transfusion
Children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening diseases often need transfusions.
One hour of physical therapy
Physical therapy is provided to patients because children with life-threatening diseases like cancer may develop developmental, cognitive or physical impairments as a result of their illnesses and their treatments.
Parent necessities for 20 patient families
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. At Tri Delta Place, our short-term housing facility, parents can obtain these essentials free of charge.
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.
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.
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Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures as you join St. Jude in its livesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®
* 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.