Foundation Events


November 2020


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

Event Information

These are unprecedented times in our community. Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been impacted by the novel coronavirus.

To keep everyone safe, we have made the decision to transform our annual in-person "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" event into a digital campaign, accessible from the wellbeing of your home, focused on raising funds for St. Jude’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery efforts. 

At this moment, your support is more critical than ever. While the hospital is aggressively responding to meet the clinical needs of patients affected by the virus, we also need to respond to the impact that the virus is having on the quality of life of our community’s most poor and vulnerable, as well as on St. Jude caregivers who may experience undue hardship across this time.  We anticipate multiple ripple effects as a result of COVID-19, such as low-income workers not being able to work, the inability of families to pay their rent or to purchase food, and the reduction of safety net services as nonprofits stretch to respond to emergency needs.

We invite you to donate today – together we will make a difference.

Support our Emergency Response & Recovery Efforts


Saturday, October 24, 2020


Anaheim Marriott
700 West Convention Way

Event Information

The 2019 Walk Among the Stars Gala & Fashion Show was unforgettable replete with glitz, glamour and goodwill as it celebrated its 30th anniversary. The event raised a record-breaking $580,000 to help complete the conversion of St. Jude Medical Center’s Kathryn T. McCarty Breast Center to state-of-the-art 3D mammography.

Its success was because of the heartfelt generosity of our supporters who embraced the St. Jude promise of “Know me…Care for me…Ease my way” to ensure patients have every advantage in the fight against cancer. Relive this unforgettable night with the 2019 event photos by visiting St. Jude Memorial Foundation’s Facebook page

Learn more on how to get involved with this inspiring event by contacting our events team at 714-992-3033 or email

Event registration will open July 2020.

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 $2.8 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