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Welcome to the 46th annual

St. Jude Telethon

Peoria, IL  |  Aug. 5, 2023

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For 46 years, the St. Jude Telethon has given our community a way to join the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases and to further the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.®

The 2023 St. Jude Telethon will be a live broadcast from the Peoria Civic Center on WEEK 25. The Telethon is an opportunity for local leaders and St. Jude supporters to serve as Telethon VIPs, who are committed to raising funds for the kids of St. Jude, and are recognized during the St. Jude Telethon.



Peoria Civic Center
201 SW Jefferson Ave.
Peoria, IL 61602


Date and Time


Saturday, August 5, 2023
6:30 p.m. CT


Contact Info


For more information on event details, partnership opportunities, or other ways to get involved with the Telethon, contact Corinne Olson at or 309-566-3500.


St. Jude stories from Central Illinois

St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes to help doctors and researchers at local hospitals and cancer centers around the world improve the quality of treatment and care for even more children.


St. Jude patient Lucas and his mother


Committee members


Telethon Co-Chairs

James & Martha Ingold
John Kocher
Rick & Sherry Semonis

Peoria Committee

Carolyn Alaksiewicz  •  Mark & Leah Day •  James Fisher  •  Lana Frake  •  Erin Hunsley  •  John & Kelli Janssen  •  Amy Jones  •  Sue Kelley  •  Todd Kollar  •  Dave Lennie  •  Jennifer Mathews  •  Mike McCoy  •  Tina Nester  •  Brian Pickerill  •  Ryan Pierson  •  Steve & Kelly Shaw  •  Matt Smutz  •  Nicole Sudholt


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:

Corinne Olson