Skip to main content

Thank you for participating in the 45th annual

St. Jude Telethon

Donate Now


We are so grateful for all of you who participated, gave and joined us in the fight against pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases. For 45 years, the St. Jude Telethon has given our community a way to further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.® Everywhere. 

All proceeds from this event benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live..

To learn more about next year's event or volunteer opportunities, contact Corinne Olson at or (309) 566-3500.

Continue your impact


Gift and legacy planning

Help shape the future

Continue your support of St. Jude through charitable gift annuities, donor-advised funds, bequests and more.

View Planned Giving Options


Stay connected


Join our mailing list to stay connected to St. Jude in your community.


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 another 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, lodging, travel or food. View information about tax-deductible donations.


Committee members


Telethon Co-Chairs

James & Martha Ingold
John Kocher
Rick & Sherry Semonis

Steering Committee

Carolyn Alaksiewicz  •  Mark & Leah Day  •  James Fisher  •  Lana Frake  •  Erin Hunsley  •  John & Kelli Janssen  •  Amy Jones  •  Sue Kelley  •  Todd Kollar  •  Mary Lynall  •  Joan Martin  •  Jennifer Oberlander-Mathews  •  Tina Nester  •  Brian Pickerill  •  Ryan Pierson  •  Steve & Kelly Shaw  •  Matt Smutz  •  Nicole Sudholt