The 3rd annual “St. Jude Presents: A Night in..” gala brought supporters from across the state together on Friday, April 5, raising more than $260,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
Guests gathered at The Clayton House in Old Town Scottsdale for the one-of-a-kind event featuring signature cocktails, culinary excellence, an earrings raffle courtesy of Jacqueline Nerguizian of JN Jewels, and live and silent auctions. The night’s theme, “A Night in the Crimson Tide”, transformed the venue into a sea of crimson and houndstooth, paying tribute to the event co-chairs and honoree’s alma mater, The University of Alabama. Retired business owner, community volunteer and philanthropist Martha Martin and model and television personality Camerone Parker McCulloch served as co-chairs and hosts for the evening, while St. Jude supporter Pat Bondurant was the evening’s honoree.
Highlights of the night included an inspiring speech by St. Jude SVP of Field Development Chris Boysen. He shared patient Ann Brinkmann’s compelling story of survival and educated guests about the new St. Jude Global efforts to raise the international survival rate of children diagnosed with six of the most common forms of cancer from 20 to 60 percent in the next decade. Special guest appearances continued with Jamie Korn, who shared her 7-year-old daughter Bridget’s journey battling osteosarcoma at St. Jude. Bridget joined her mother on stage to provide comic relief throughout her speech and thanked the attendees for supporting St. Jude’s mission of battling childhood cancer.
To end the night, auctioneer Letitia Frye presented the 2019 St. Jude Letitia Frye Humanitarian Award to Pat Bondurant for her tireless efforts supporting children’s health and wellness organizations, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. - Photos by RSVP Photography