St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was featured on episode two of all-new competition series Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars, airing on FOX (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Contestants were challenged to host their very own gala (food, drink and a presentation) to benefit St. Jude. Between the two teams, a total of $110,000 was raised to benefit the lifesaving mission of St. Jude: Finding cures. Saving children.
Chris Boysen, Sr. Vice President of Field Development & Experiential Programs for ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, served as a special guest. Instead of extras, the audience was filled with St. Jude donors, volunteers and supporters.
“We’re incredibly grateful to have our mission showcased on Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars,” said Boysen. “Thanks to Gordon and his team for their continued support of our lifesaving work which brings hope to kids everywhere.”
For children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases, like sickle cell disease, good nutrition is essential. When in treatment, some patients may lose their appetite, while others have specific cravings, so the chefs at the St. Jude cafeteria, Kay Kafe, even create dishes for individual patient requests.
Funds raised through dinner and gala events and corporate partners like Gordon Ramsay North America help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food, so they can focus on helping their child live.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered largely incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and it won't stop until no child dies from cancer. 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. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Support the St. Jude mission by donating at stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.