St. Jude Hosts Palm Beach Dinner Kickoff Party at Valentino Palm Beach

Arrangements are underway for the tenth annual St. Jude Palm Beach Dinner for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® on Wednesday, April 3, at Club Colette in Palm Beach, Florida.

To kick-off the fundraising efforts, event co-chairs Lourdes Fanjul, Talbott Maxey and Thomas C. Quick welcomed shoppers to Valentino on Worth Avenue on December 12th for a cocktail reception. Proceeds from the boutique sales with the mention of St. Jude up to December 19, will benefit the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.


“Lourdes, Thomas and I are honored to host this amazing event again this year,” said Maxey. “Support from the community ensures that St. Jude continues their efforts to make sure no child dies of cancer. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped pushed the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since opening in 1962. They won’t stop until no child dies of cancer.”

She continued, “Families never receive a bill from St. Jude, and more than 75% of St. Jude funding comes from individual contributions. The average cost to treat one child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer, is about $300,000.”

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital treats children from all 50 states, including Florida, and around the world. Because St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Their purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.®

Philanthropic opportunities and tickets to the St. Jude Palm Beach Dinner are available. For more information, contact Ligia Santos at (305) 537 – 1429 or visit


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