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Thank you for attending the eighth annual

St. Jude Orlando Gala

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 | Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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Thank you for joining us for the eighth annual St. Jude Orlando Gala at the beautiful Four Seasons Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, Florida on Saturday, February 17, 2024. We hope you enjoyed cocktails, dinner, dancing and live entertainment, as well as the silent auctions and inspirational St. Jude lifesaving mission moment.

All proceeds from this event benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 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 becoming a sponsor and next year's event, please contact Kelsey Lehr at

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.


St. Jude patient Kiki with her mom


Thank you to our committee

Event chair: Rosalind Hajjar

Amine Harb  •  Ana Stanfield  •  Ann Geagea  •  Elizabeth Patel •  Fiorela Lindsey  •  Fouad Hajjar, MD ALSAC/St. Jude Boards of Directors and Governors  •  Janice Colon  •  Janice Curatolo  •  Joanne McNamara  •  Karla Radka  •  Kaylene Woo  •  Laila Maali  •  Laila Nemeh  •  Lauraine Quintana  •  Luz Batista  •  Marlene De Cespedes  •  Mary Carpousis  •  Maya Valdivia Ekbatani  •  Miladi Johnson  •  Millie Ramirez  •  Nicole Argabright  •  Paula Harb  •  Pegah Simaan  •  Rania JeBailey  •  Sam Wakim DDS  •  Toby Chanes  •  Vaneza Roberts  •  Yama Ariza


Photos from past St. Jude Orlando Gala events

Every dollar makes a difference*

  1. ... could help provide one day of oxygen for a St. Jude patient*

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

    Donate $250

  2. ... could help provide four walkers for St. Jude patients*

    Walkers provide St. Jude patients with stability and support, making it easier for them to walk after surgery.

    Donate $500

  3. ... could help cover about two-thirds of the cost of one day of chemotherapy*

    Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today.

    Donate $1,000

  4. ... could help provide 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.

    Donate $2,500

  5. ... could help cover the cost of the 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.

    Donate $5,000

  6. Support of our mission

    Any amount supports kids around the world. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save even more children.*

    Donate Any Amount


* 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.


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St. Jude patient Han is painting during art therapy with a family member.

St. Jude patient Han, pictured with family

IRA charitable contributions

If you're 70 ½ or older, you can contribute to St. Jude from your IRA and potentially receive tax benefits. You can have your IRA administrator use our sample letter.

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St. Jude patient Josie takes a portrait outside on the St. Jude campus.

St. Jude patient Josie

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You can recommend a grant from your donor-advised fund by calling your fund manager or by signing in to your granting institution and selecting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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St. Jude patient Maelin-Kate

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St. Jude patient Franser

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