St. Jude Evening of Hope pushes the event’s four-year total over $2 million

Memphis, Tennessee, March 24, 2017

Christine Sperow Emcee

Christine Sperow, anchor with WBTV, acted as emcee for 300 guests at the Urban Garden in Uptown Charlotte for the St. Jude Evening of Hope.

In the past four years, the St. Jude Evening of Hope in Charlotte has raised more than $2.2 million, with more than $644,000 coming at this year’s event alone.

Attended by 300 guests at the Urban Garden in Uptown Charlotte, guests enjoyed food by chefs Rick Moonen, Michelle Bernstein and Chris Ivens-Brown. Jessica Borgnis & Friends provided live music entertainment and WBTV anchor Christine Sperow was emcee. Key sponsors were Ally, PPD Inc., JP Morgan and FoodBuy.

St. Jude parents Kathy and Rich started the St. Jude Evening of Hope four years ago, and served as chairs for this year’s event along with Angela Arno and Tom Desmond. 

Guests heard from Emily Callahan, Chief Marketing Officer of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude, and Ray Morrison, MD, Chief of the Critical Care Division at St. Jude.

Because the majority of St. Jude funding comes from generous donors and through events like the St. Jude Evening of Hope, St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most — saving kids regardless of their financial situation.