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The St. Jude Diamond Jubilee planned to celebrate the 60th anniversary of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
On June 11 at Woodrow Wilson Plaza, DC
WASHINGTON, DC (March 22, 2022) – Registration is open for the St. Jude Diamond Jubilee at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 11 at Woodrow Wilson Plaza, to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.®
This is a 60th anniversary celebration of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. When its doors opened on Feb. 4, 1962, St. Jude became the first fully integrated children’s hospital in the South to defy racial inequities in healthcare. Thanks to generous donors, St. Jude continues to deliver on its promise that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live.
Approximately 500 guests are anticipated to attend the event, which includes cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, remarks by ALSAC President & CEO, Rick Shadyac, and a St. Jude patient family. Guests will learn more about how their support impacted St. Jude research and treatment achievements for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases over the past six decades. They also will hear why their continued support is needed, so St. Jude can focus on its ambitious six-year, $11.5 billion strategic plan that calls for tripling its global investment to impact more of the 400,000 kids around the world with cancer each year.
The co-chairs of this special 60th anniversary celebration are Terri Carr and Mark Drever, CEO Xcelerate Solutions.
Visit www.stjude.org/diamondjubilee to register and learn more about St. Jude sponsorship and volunteer opportunities. This celebration is part of a national series of 60th anniversary events.
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. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened more than 60 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands 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. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.