St. Jude Kicks Off Palm Beach Dinner

Preparations are underway for the ninth annual St. Jude Palm Beach Dinner for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® on Wednesday, April 11, 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 Dec. 21 for a cocktail reception. Proceeds from the boutique sales will support the pioneering research and lifesaving treatment of St. Jude kids who are battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.


“We are honored to be a part of this event every year,” said Fanjul.  “We need the support of the community to reach a day when no child dies from cancer.”


She continued, “Unlike any other hospital, families never receive a bill from St. Jude and more than 75 percent of the St. Jude funding comes from individual contributions. That is no small feat, considering 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.


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


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