Saints Gala to Kick Childhood Cancer Awareness Month at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital | New


ST. LOUIS, May 24, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The philanthropic spirit is alive in Saint-Louis. In respect of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) in September, leaders in the region are planning two major events to raise more than $ 1.5 million for St. Jude® Children’s Research Hospital to support its mission: to find remedies. Saving children.® The Centene Charitable Foundation is the official sponsor of the CCAM Saint-Louis campaign until 2023.

Gala of Saints, a black tie event, will take place at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, August 28 at Busch Stadium. Honorary Co-Chairs include Bill and Ira DeWitt, co-owners of the St. Louis Cardinals, Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith and his fiancee Yolonda Lankford. Nearly 400 guests, including business leaders, philanthropists and celebrities are expected. During the event, a mission experience in St. Jude will be unveiled and displayed in locations around the city in September for the community to enjoy. To book tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit stjude.org/thesaintsgala.

“Bill and I are honored to play a role in the inaugural Saints Gala in St. Louis this summer,” said Ira DeWitt. “We have partnered with St. Jude in the sale of our line of candles, Saint, and this gala is an exciting and meaningful way to further engage the St. Louis community in the important and saving mission of St. Jude. “

the Saint-Jude Walk / Run on Saturday September 25, at the Ballpark Village closes the CCAM in a festive manner. The 5K event includes in-person and virtual options for individuals, families, community groups and corporate teams, with live entertainment, games, food and more. This is one of 60 St. Jude Walks / Races scheduled across the country in September. To learn more, visit stjude.org/walkrun.

“In keeping with Centene’s story of increased access to healthcare, we support institutions that conduct valuable research and provide compassionate care,” said Michael Neidorff, President, President and CEO of Centene. “The Centene Charitable Foundation is honored to support the life-changing work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and we invite the entire St. Louis community to join us in celebrating Awareness Month. childhood cancer throughout the month of September. ”

All CDC guidelines will be followed to ensure the health and safety of participants.

The Centene Charitable Foundation, which seeks to make a difference in the communities it serves by investing in innovative programs and services that embrace all populations, regardless of ability, age, race or economic background, is the official campaign sponsor of CCAM St. Louis for Children’s Research Hospital of St. Jude, until 2023. This month-long celebration provides a platform for fundraising and awareness activities and a unique opportunity for the St. Louis community to help children with childhood cancer locally and globally. Additional sponsors include Renaissance Financial and Vee-Jay Cement. For more information on the CCAM campaign, visit stjude.org/stlouisgives. National sponsors of the St. Jude Walk / Run include Amazon, the Marcum Foundation and Window World.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way in the world to understand, treat and conquer childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its objective is clear: to find cures. Saving children.® It is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center designated by the National Cancer Institute and dedicated only to children. Treatments invented in St. Jude have helped increase the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to over 80% since the hospital opened over 50 years ago. St. Jude will not stop until no child dies of cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries he makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means that doctors and scientists around the world can use this knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for care, travel, accommodation, or food – because all a family should care about is helping their child to survive. Visit Saint Jude Inspire to discover powerful stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, loving St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram and TIC Tac, and by subscribing to its Youtube channel.

SOURCE ALSAC / St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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