WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparations are underway for the 20th annual St. Jude Gourmet Gala at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the National Building Museum. Since its inception, the tasting event has raised about $7 million for children fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. Guests are anticipated to raise another $800,000 this year.
Thanks to generous donors – events like this help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Approximately 550 people are anticipated to attend the tasting event hosted by UBS Financial Services, Inc., and chaired by the firm's Managing Director and Market Head of Washington, D.C. Jerry Castro.
The evening's cuisine will be prepared by Honorary Chef Chair and Charlie Palmer Steak DC Executive Chef Michael Ellis along with other top chefs from 40 of the District's finest restaurants, including Convivial, BlackSalt, Maketto, Estadio, Charlie Palmer Steak and more.
Entertainment will include cocktails as well as live and silent auctions for one-of-a-kind items and experiences, including a luxury, five-night trip to Paris; access to the announcers' box with Joe Beninati at a Washington Capitals game; a private dinner catered by Executive Chef at Charlie Palmer Steak Mike Ellis; and a VIP trip to the 2019 World Golf Championships-FedEx/St. Jude Invitational.
This year's St. Jude Gourmet Gala sponsors include UBS Financial Services, Inc., Airbus, Delta Airlines, Everfresh, PIMCO, BlackRock and New York Life, among others.
Participating Food and Beverage Establishments
Art and Soul
Breakthru Beverage Group
Charlie Palmer Steak
Gray Wolf Craft Distilling
Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe
Ivy City Smokehouse
Konstantine's Greek Catering
Nick's Riverside Grill
Prestige Ledroit Distributing Co.
Republic National Distributing Company
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Sally's Middle Name
Taberna Del Alabardero
The Queen Vic
The Salt Line
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Tony and Joe's Seafood Place
3 Stars Brewing
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
For more information about fundraising efforts in Washington, D.C., follow St. Jude at facebook.com/stjudeDMV/
SOURCE ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital