St. Jude Medical Center Chapel
101 E. Valencia Mesa Dr.
Fullerton, California, 92835
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.
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.
Event InformationIn consideration of the many challenges presented by COVID-19, along with St. Jude Medical Center’s priority of ensuring the health and safety of our guests, models, volunteers and caregivers, we will be postponing our A Walk Among the Stars Gala to October 30, 2021 at the Anaheim Marriott.
Across Southern California, hospital foundations have considered ongoing guidance from health care and government officials about the coronavirus pandemic, and the improbability that large-scale gatherings could safely and responsibly take place at any time through the end of the year. We join our sister ministries in cancelling all large-scale events in 2020.
We are humbled by the outpouring of support from our community during this time and look forward to updating you about our 2021 A Walk Among the Stars Gala. For questions, please contact Norma Moses, Events Manager at Norma.Moses@stjoe.org.
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.