Eliminating Childhood Cancer: St. Jude Hosts Annual Palm Beach Dinner

In an effort to see that families never receive a bill from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Lourdes Fanjul, Talbott Maxey and Tom Quick will chair the St. Jude Palm Beach Dinner on April 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Club Colette for the eighth consecutive year.

“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases,” said Fanjul. “It is an honor to assist their fundraising efforts in Palm Beach. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. We look forward to hosting a really fun evening in Palm Beach for such a serious and important cause.”

Proceeds from the 8th annual dinner will benefit the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Finding Cures. Saving Children.®

Credit: Capehart

Credit: Capehart

“Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago,” continued Fanjul. “St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. We hope to have a great crowd join us to celebrate these incredible strides on April 5.”

DJ Adam Lipson will be on hand to entertain the crowd and keep the dance floor filled. He has opened for the Dave Matthews Band and has entertained high-profile clients from New York to Las Vegas and even throughout Europe. In addition, guests will enjoy the perfect night cap with special take home indulgences by Sweet Guilt, a local boutique confection art gallery servicing South Florida.
Sponsors for the dinner include Paula and Robert T. Butler, Janet and Mark Levy, Florida Crystals Corporation, Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative, The Kessler Family Foundation, Pepe and Emilia Fanjul, Joie and Sue Talley, The International Society of Palm Beach and Mr. and Mrs. Donald K. Miller.

Sponsorship opportunities for the event are still available. You may also join the St. Jude Give to Live Society to help fund hospital day to day operations and groundbreaking research being done at St. Jude. An average course of radiotherapy treatment for brain tumor patients runs more than $110,000 and a spinal tap can run just under $600. Dinner sponsorships range from the $50,000 “Hope Partner” level to a $5,000 “Friend of St. Jude,” and Give to Live Society memberships begin at $25,000 all the way to $1,000.

Tickets for the evening are $500 per person. For sponsorship, reservations or to join the Give to Live Society contact Barbara Mari, 305-537-1429 or visit www.stjude.org/palmbeachdinner.

For more information about awareness and fundraising efforts in Florida follow St. Jude at facebook.com/stjudeflorida.