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Syracuse for St. Jude Gala

Presented by The Maguire Foundation

Syracuse, NY  •  March 4, 2023

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Thank you for joining us for the 16th annual Syracuse for St. Jude Gala presented by The Maguire Foundation in Syracuse, NY on Saturday, March 4, 2023 as we gathered to support the livesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.®

We hope you enojyed an evening of live entertainment, cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, a Give to Live auction and an impactful Mission Moment. Thank you for celebrating our Honoree Officer, Collin Hayward-Toland, and helping present an award in his namesake – the Officer Colin Hayward-Toland Award.
All proceeds from this event benefit patient and patient families at St. Jude. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – so they can focus on helping their child live.


Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. And we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. 


St. Jude patient Mikayla


Officer Colin Hayward-Tolan Award honorees

Amy and Joe Rossi

Committee chair Joe Rossi, his wife Amy and their family

Officer Colin Hayward-Tolan Award honorees Joe Rossi (third from left), Amy Rossi (fourth from left) and their family


2022 Committee

The 2022 Committee for the Syracuse Gala.

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Every dollar makes a difference*

  1. One red blood cell transfusion

    Children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening diseases often need transfusions.

    Donate $250

  2. 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.

    Donate $500

  3. 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.

    Donate $1,000

  4. 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. 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 St. Jude patients and their families

    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.®

    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 Colin Hayward-Toland with committee members Joe and Amy Rossi

St. Jude patient Colin Hayward-Toland (bottom, left) with commitee members Joe and Amy Rossi

This award was created by gala committee members to honor the legacy of Officer Colin Hayward-Toland. At age 2, Colin was diagnosed with anaplastic ependymoma, a rare form of brain cancer, and began treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Colin believed that you should “never give up on your dreams."

In 2016, he was able to realize his own dream by being sworn in as an honorary member of the Ithaca Police Department.

On March 17, 2018, after an 8-year fight with cancer, Colin lost his battle. We remember Colin’s legacy with the Officer Colin Hayward-Toland Award, which recognizes a local community member who represents virtues similar to Colin’s spirit of tenacity, resilience and positivity.