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Welcome to the 17th annual

Syracuse for St. Jude Gala

Syracuse, NY  |  March 9,  2024

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Join us on March 9, 2024 for the 17th annual Syracuse for St. Jude Gala in Syracuse, New York. We'll come together to support the livesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.®

Guests will enjoy an evening of live entertainment, cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, a Give to Live auction and an impactful Mission Moment. Join us in celebrating the life of St. Jude patient and Honorary Officer, Colin Hayward-Toland, as we 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.



The Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 East Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202


Date and Time


March 9, 2024
6 p.m.


Tickets and Sponsorships


Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 9th at 10 a.m.

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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 Luna with her dad

Patient Luna and her father share an embrace and smile.

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:

Elise Penge
(518) 223-3162


2024 Honoree

Wendy Colucci

2024 Syracuse for St. Jude Honoree Wendy Colucci poses in a blue shirt.

2023 Committee

Syracuse for St. Jude committee members gather for a portrait between silver star-shaped balloons.

St. Jude stories from New York

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.


Get involved locally

Click below to find additional events, volunteer opportunities and more ways to connect with St. Jude supporters across New York and the Tri-state area.

Events and Galas in New York


Other ways you can get involved:


Patient Colin Hayward-Toland stands with committee members before a St. Jude wall.

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.