On Wednesday April 10th, the 6th Annual Miracle on the Bayfront Gala raised $188,788 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The gala, generously hosted by The White Room, was emceed by St. Augustine’s Patrick Canan and Jessica Clark from First Coast News and included a rooftop cocktails, dinner, live entertainment, and both silent and live auctions.
Tyler, a seventeen-year-old Floridian and St. Jude patient, told his courageous story about being diagnosed and treated at St. Jude in Memphis. His family, like all others whose children receive treatment at St. Jude, never received a bill. Not for treatment, or travel, or food because St. Jude believes no parent should worry about anything other than helping their child live.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude freely 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.
Learn more about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by visiting www.stjude.org. Photography by Gary LeVeille.