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31-Jan-2019

St. Jude Gourmet Gala to celebrate 20th anniversary on Feb. 19, Tasting event for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® to feature 40 of D.C.'s finest restaurants

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.

Tickets are $500 per person. To register, visit stjude.org/gourmetgala or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact Kara Laing by calling (703) 650-4515 or emailing kara.laing@stjude.org.

Participating Food and Beverage Establishments

Art and Soul 
Beuchert's Saloon 
Blacksalt 
Bluejacket 
Boqueria 
Boundary Stone 
Breakthru Beverage Group 
Cedar Knoll 
Charlie Palmer Steak 
Columbia Room 
Convivial 
Espita Mezcaleria 
Estadio 
Foodhini 
Georgetown Cupcake 
Goya 
Gray Wolf Craft Distilling 
Guinness 
Hazel 
Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe 
Iron Gate 
Ivy City Smokehouse 
J. Gilbert's 
Konstantine's Greek Catering 
Lebanese Taverna 
Maketto 
Mastro's 
Nick's Riverside Grill 
Prestige Ledroit Distributing Co. 
Primrose 
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 
Vermilion 
Whiskey Charlie 
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/

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Last Updated: 31-Jan-2019