Important update about St. Jude Kentucky Derby.

Out of an abundance of caution, this event has been transformed into a virtual event for your personal safety and well-being. We appreciate your continued support of St. Jude and look forward to seeing you again soon. As a global research hospital, our hearts and prayers remain with families all across the world who are dealing firsthand with COVID-19.

  1. The overall health and wellness of our patients, families, staff, visitors, donors, volunteers and everyone within the communities we serve is fundamental to our mission at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Children with cancer and other diseases are immuno-compromised. That’s why we have worked proactively to safeguard our environment every day since we opened our doors nearly 60 years ago from the dangers of infectious diseases like COVID-19, a type of coronavirus.

    Your support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is important now, more than ever. Your investment supports clinical discoveries that save lives everyday here in the United States, and all across the globe. Thank you for your support.



May 2, 2020  |  3 – 6 p.m.


A virtual event for Normal, Illinois


The race must go on! Thanks to computer simulation technology, the 13 Triple Crown winners will square off in a virtual “Kentucky Derby” to be broadcast by NBC on May 2 from 3 – 6 p.m. Make a donation to the kids of St. Jude by voting for your favorite Derby horse. You will also have a chance to win a necklace from Jack Lewis Jewelers, valued at $500.

For more Derby-themed fun, visit and like our St. Jude – Central Illinois Facebook page.

All proceeds from this event will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.


St. Jude patient Lea




Virtual Race Broadcast on NBC




May 2, 2020
3 – 6 p.m.




$25 per vote


Pick Your Horse

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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.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Shyanne Sisk
(309) 566-3500