St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital unmasks Inaugural Gala

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital unmasks Inaugural Gala

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® unmasks, inaugural Gala, A Night in Venice at Carnevale

The new gala series debuts Friday, March 3 at 6 p.m. in Phoenix’s Legacy Ballroom

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®’s new gala series, “A Night in,” introduces “A Night in Venice at Carnevale.” The inaugural event will transfix guests with jaw-dropping entertainment including fire dancers, contortionists, a stilt walker, jugglers and more, Friday, March 3 at Phoenix’s Legacy Ballroom.

The gala series, “A Night in,” is designed to take Phoenicians beyond state lines with an immersive fine-dining experience that highlights a new destination each year. In true Carnevale fashion, the attire for the inaugural event is Black Tie Masquerade. To complement the evening’s extraordinary entertainment, Creations in Cuisine Catering will showcase authentic Italian fare including Pollo E Funghi Al Marsala and Gnocchi Di Patate.

In addition to the fine dining, entertainment, and both silent and live auctions, attendees will hear the story of 2017 Guest of Honor and Patient Speaker Kiara. Diagnosed with a cancerous tumor, medulloblastoma, in October 2014, Kiara underwent seven rounds of chemotherapy, six weeks of radiation therapy and intensive rehabilitation services at St. Jude. Now finished with her initial treatment, Kiara visits St. Jude quarterly for regular checkups.

Originally established in 1162, Carnevale di Venice has been as a celebration for military victories, a display of prestige for the city and outlawed for nearly 200 years. Since its reinstatement by the Italian government in 1979, the world-famous festival has celebrated the city’s many traditions and storied history, welcoming more than 3 million participants annually.

Individual tickets for the gala are $300 each and tables of 10 are $3,000. Tickets can be purchased online at

For information on group or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nicole DiSturco at or (602) 464-7906.

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. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for some of the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries we make, 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, liking St. Jude on Facebook ( and following us on Twitter (@stjude).