The inaugural St. Jude Dream Chicago, presented by Mastery Logistics Systems, will take place Sunday, August 8, in Millennium Park. This immersive, live event experience will deliver St. Jude's mission moments while showcasing the very best in Chicago food, fashion and cultural entertainment with a special performance by The Temptations.
Featuring two separate ticketed experiences, St. Jude Dream Chicago begins with a trip back in time, with a Dream Journey highlighting such moments as founder Danny Thomas’ pronouncement of his plans for St. Jude during a Chicago movie premiere. A fashion bazaar and restaurant tasting experience round out the day’s many activities.
Attendees to the evening session at 6 pm will enjoy these same experiences, plus an evening of epic entertainment at the Pritzker Pavilion, including performances from the award-winning Chicago Mass Choir, Broadway actress Jessica Vosk, known for her star-making performance in Wicked, and world-renowned superstars of entertainment, The Temptations, all with the Chicago skyline as its backdrop.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital's mission is to treat and defeat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases and search for a cure. 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. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
(The event will be co-chaired byAnn Danner Dwyer, ALSAC/St. Jude National Board Member, and Dwain Celistan, DHR International, with honorary chair Antonio Romanucci, Romanucci & Blandin)
Several ticketing packages are available for the day:
- $150 per person, with timed entry to the immersive Dream Journey.
- 12–3 p.m.
- Includes St. Jude mission experience journey; restaurant tastings, beverages and activations on the Great Lawn.
- Individual tickets $300, group packages start at $1,800 with admission for six people and a seating pod on the Great Lawn.
- 3 -5:45 p.m. - St. Jude mission experience journey open; cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and activations on the Great Lawn.
- 6 p.m. - Evening of epic entertainment.
(Visit St. Jude Dream Chicago for tickets/more info.)