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St. Jude Spirit of the Dream

Memphis, Tennessee

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Thank you for joining us for the seventh annual St. Jude Spirit of the Dream, celebrating the achievements of African Americans who embody the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.

All proceeds from this event will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.

To learn more about next year's event, volunteer or sponsorship opportunities, or how to join our committee, please contact Sydney Watson at


Every child deserves a chance to live their best life and celebrate every moment. When you support St. Jude, you help give kids with cancer around the world that chance. Together, we can save more lives.


St. Jude patient Nova


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Meet our patients



Meet Lauren


When Lauren’s parents, Benita and Ken, brought their 17-month-old daughter for treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 2005, they feared the worst. 

She was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, a difficult-to-treat cancer which temporarily robbed her of the ability to walk.

But Lauren displayed a kind of defiance that surprised her anxious family. Lauren has been cancer-free since 2005. As Lauren heads off to college, she wants the world to know she's more than 'the girl who had cancer.

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Watch Lauren's story


Meet Quincy


In 2018, Quincy’s parents received devastating news: Quincy had a tumor on his kidney and needed to go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“His nurses made it a learning experience for Quincy. He took ownership of what was happening to him,” his mom said. “And that really helps you as a parent watching your child going through something like this.” 

Quincy was treated at St. Jude for Wilms tumor, a type of kidney cancer. He finished treatment in August 2018. Quincy hopes to return to St. Jude one day — as a surgeon helping other kids.

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Listen to Quincy's song


Donate today

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

Patient Smyrna celebrates with hospital staff.

St. Jude patient Smyrna

A gift of $250…

could help provide one red blood cell transfusion for children undergoing treatment for cancer and other deadly diseases.

Give $250

St. Jude patient Linhao trains with Angela Corr.

St. Jude patient Linhao in therapy

A gift of $500…

could help provide one hour of physical therapy to patients that may experience developmental, cognitive or physical impairments as a result of their illnesses and their treatments.

Give $500

St. Jude patient Hadley sits in a bright hospital room with a doctor, smiling.

St. Jude patient Hadley

A gift of $750...

could help cover the cost of two 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.

Give $750

St. Jude patient Lea smiles in the hospital.

St. Jude patient Lea

Or give any amount...

and your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures.

Give 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.


Thank you to our committee members


Event Chairs: Darrell Cobbins, Jason Farmer and Brad & Felicia Robinson

Hugh Balthrop • Reggie Crenshaw • Chris Dennis • James Harvey Jr. • Brent Hooks • Dr. Marcisha Brazley-Keith • Angela Richards • Larry T. Robinson • Evan Stephens • Bianca J. Sweeten, MD, FAAP • AC Wharton • Diamond Young


Thank you to our sponsors


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Cannon Chiropractic logo
WTCC logo

Dream Sponsors


The Harvey Group
Self + Tucker

Hope Sponsors


KBHL • Gipson Mechanical Contractors Inc • BlueCross BlueShield • G&J Contractors LLC • Brad & Felecia Robinson • Simoniz • Dean & Associates

Promise Sponsors


Dr. Bianca Sweeten • Oteka Technologies • Spence Partners • Universal Commercial • NAREB • United Health Care • Commercial Advisors • Teamsters • 100 Black Men


Other ways you can get involved: