Foundation Events


November 3, 2019


St. Jude Medical Center Chapel
101 E. Valencia Mesa Dr.
Fullerton, California, 92835

Event Information

Each year, St. Jude offers an opportunity for patients, families and the community to honor those we have lost and those who continue to touch our lives by dedicating a candle in their name at the celebration of love and remembrance.

With each gift made in memory or in honor of a loved one, a candle will be lit at this special ceremony in the hospital’s chapel. A special note card will also be forwarded to the family of the memorialized or honoree, sharing with them your thoughtful generosity.

Gifts toward Light up a Life will support hospital programs that bring healing and comfort to patients.

To learn more, please call 714-992-3033 or email

Honor a Loved One


30th Anniversary Gala & Fashion Show
Saturday, November 16, 2019
5:00 p.m.


Anaheim Marriott
700 West Convention Way

Event Information

St. Jude Medical Center's annual celebration of survivorship and courage is pulling out all the stops in honor of its 30th year. Join us for an unforgettable gala event featuring a three course dinner, live music and dancing, silent auction, champagne reception, and the highlight of the evening: a show-stopping fashion show featuring St. Jude cancer patients and survivors.

This year’s event will benefit one of St. Jude’s most critical endeavors for women’s health: completing the conversion of the St. Jude’s Kathryn T. MCarty Breast Center to state-of-the-art 3D mammography. Join with 800 community friends as we honor past and present cancer warriors, and rally together in the fight against cancer. See last year’s photo gallery.

Double Your Support

Two generous families are encouraging your support during our paddle raise by offering a combined $150,000 Challenge Gift. Help double the impact of every appeal dollar raised by participating in this special community challenge.

Register Now

For overnight accommodations at Anaheim Marriott, room blocks have been reserved for your convenience. Book online or call 877-622-3056 to book and reference St. Jude Walk Among the Stars.

Learn how you can be involved by contacting our events team at 714-992-3033 or

Sponsorship & Underwriting

Becoming an event sponsor or underwriter is a meaningful way to show your commitment to the advancement of patient care at St. Jude. You or your company/organization may also receive recognition benefits in honor of your support.

History of A Walk Among the Stars

Thirty years ago, a handful of women gathered in Phyllis Amato’s kitchen to dream up a fundraising event like no other: a fashion show featuring cancer survivors. Unsure if the event would succeed, the community members found a hotel banquet room small enough to look somewhat full if they could just scrape together 250 attendees. Within days of the invitations going out, Phyllis had a very different problem: what do you do when too many people buy tickets? So began Walk Among the Stars, a unique fashion show and luncheon which quickly grew into a community-wide celebration of the life and courage of those who fight cancer – and the hospital that helps them win. To date, more than $2.2 million for St. Jude's cancer services has been raised through this inspiring event.

2019 Sponsors


Harold Hamud and Salma Bushala-Hamud


Jayne and Gene Dahlgren




Dr. Frank and Phyllis Amato
Ron and Walda Anderson
Canterbury Consulting
Tim and Marie Crosson
Dr. Sajen and Susan Mathews
Tom Myers and Patricia Speers
The Family of Norman Nilsen
St. Jude and St. Joe Heritage Medical Group
St. Jude Radiology Medical Group

2019 Underwriters

Eileen and Don Anderson
Lisa and Mark Carroll
Blue Circle Corp.
Credit Union of Southern California
Terry and Carl Brick
Jayne and Gene Dahlgren
Frank and Denise DeBenedetto
Richard and Susan Dolnick
Juanita Hoffman
Dr. Stephen Kim and Partners
Carlos and Haydee Mollura
Jeremy Nammack
Mary Lou Riddlebarger
St. Jude Pathology Medical Group
Dr. and Mrs. Shanfield
John and Jeanette Svet
Alan Weinberg, MD
Kathy Wright