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2024 Illumination Gala   |   June 1   |   The Ritz-Carlton


Illumination is The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s premier gala that raises money for cancer research at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. Illumination is truly an unforgettable evening of hope, entertainment, and philanthropy. Since 2007, this extraordinary gala has raised over $45 million to support more than 162 cancer research projects leading to new ways to prevent and treat cancer. 




Saturday, June 1, 2024

Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

Range From: 

6:30 P.M. Cocktail Reception

100 Carondelet Plaza

$10,000 to $1,000,000

7:00 P.M Dinner, Fund-A-Cure, 

St. Louis, Missouri

Individual Ticket Price

Celebrity Guest Host



9:00 P.M. Celebratory Reception




Join 2024 lead ambassadors Julie & Rusty Keeley and Carolyn Kindle in raising money for critical research at Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center.


At The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, donors recognized the gap in early-stage research funding needs, prompting the creation of the Cancer Frontier Fund. Since 2007, we have worked tirelessly to engage with partners who are motivated by investment in health innovation. Our experience has shown us that those who appreciate this high-risk and high-reward investment are, at heart, entrepreneurs who are unsatisfied with the status quo.

Given the reputation and expertise of the 450+ physician-scientists at Siteman, the next best idea in cancer innovation is being investigated — it just needs a philanthropic partner to hasten its arrival. The purpose behind Illumination is to seek partners who want to play a crucial role in the fight against cancer. We hope you will join us!



Jay Leno

Acclaimed TV late night host


Watch these inspiring videos to learn more!

Research and Discovery

Every gift made through Illumination directly supports cancer research, like Dr. Pachynski's, and helps to save more lives!

Grateful Patient | Illumination 2024

Learn why Beth Neill passionately supports cancer research and patient care and how philanthropy supports innovative and life-saving research at Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center.

The People and Science behind the Illumination Gala

Watch Frontier Night 2024 and discover the journey from early-stage research to clinical trials to lifesaving patient outcomes —all of which are made possible through philanthropic investment in the Cancer Frontier Fund.

There’s still time to give. With your partnership, we will speed development of cancer therapies and treatments and discovery of cures. Make a difference today