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Welcome to the 47th annual

St. Jude Telethon

Peoria, Illinois  |  July 20, 2024

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Aerial view of the St. Jude campus at sunset.

Join us on Saturday, July 20, 2024 for the 47th annual St. Jude Telethon, televised live from the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois. For 47 years, the St. Jude Telethon has provided opportunities for local leaders and St. Jude supporters to serve as Telethon VIPs, who are committed to raising funds for 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..



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


Date and Time


Saturday, July 20, 2024
6:30 p.m. CT




For more information on event details, partnership opportunities, or other ways to get involved with the Telethon, contact Audrey Kamm at or (309) 566-3514.


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 Adalyn and her parents

Patient Adalyn stands with her arms around her parents' shoulders.

St. Jude stories from Central Illinois

Thank you to our committee members


Event Chairs

James and Martha Ingold  •  John Kocher  •  Sherry Semonis  •  Annette Slyman  •  Eric Shane

Peoria Committee

Mark and Leah Day  •  James Fisher  •  Erin Hunsley  •  John and Kelli Janssen  •  Sue Kelley  •  Dave Lennie  •  Jennifer Mathews  •  Mike McCoy  •  Brian Pickerill  •  Ryan Pierson  •  Steve and 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:

Audrey Kamm


Get Involved Locally

Click below to find additional events, volunteer opportunities and more ways to connect with St. Jude supporters in Peoria, Bloomington-Normal and all across Central & Southern Illinois and Iowa.

Ways to Support St. Jude in Central & Southern Illinois and Iowa