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Big Hug Day


Hugs make us feel better. They make us feel loved and let us know everything will be ok. Well, the world is in need of a hug in a big way, and nobody knows that better than children. This January, kids are stepping up to give us all a BIG HUG, and they need your help.

On January 21, 2018, kids in communities around the world will participate in Big Hug Day by gathering in circles and hugging each other to show that when we have compassion for one another and treat each other the way we want to be treated, we could solve a lot of our problems.

Not only are they trying to help make the world a better place one hug at a time, they have an ambitious goal to raise funds and awareness for a cause that’s important to them – children in need.  A donation of $10 or more sends a virtual hug to our very own kids at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.  Or, to show support for the kids and their mission, donate $35 or more to receive an exclusive The Big Hug t-shirt and help support St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.

Visit www.bighugday.com for more information on the big day.



2018 Heroes Ball

The Heroes Ball, an annual blacktie event to benefit
St . Joseph’s Children’s Hospital , attracts an audience of over
600 guest s to enjoy an upscale and elegant evening to raise
support for a n awareness of the care available at St .Joseph’s
for our families during some of life’s most important moments.PROCEEDS BENEFITING


Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina • 700 S. Florida AvenueThe evening includes
An elegant and fun evening of dinner & dancing
Entertainment by Jessie’s Girls
Fabulous live and silent auction items
**This year’s Heroes Ball is SOLD OUT!**


2018 Philanthropic Women Luncheon

Featuring keynote speaker, Jenna Bush Hager

2018 marks the 10 Year Anniversary of the Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s. Our Annual Speaker’s Luncheon helps introduce the group to new members and celebrates the accomplishments of our members and their support of quality health care for women, children and families in Tampa Bay. Reservations include admission to the presentation, lunch provided by the Tampa Yacht & Country Club, and a group Q&A session with Jenna Bush Hager.

Thursday, February 8, 2018
11:00am – 1:30pm
VIP Meet & Greet for PWSJ members at 10:30am
Tampa Yacht & Country Club
5320 Interbay Boulevard
Tampa, FL  33611Seating is limited
 This event is currently SOLD OUT. Registration options are for previously reserved attendees only. If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please call 813-872-0979  or email nora.gunn@baycare.org
Table: $1,000

Individual Seat: $100

Jenna Bush Hager

Jenna Hager has seen firsthand how small change can make a large difference in a single life. Currently the chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation, an initiative dedicated to reducing the number of preventable childhood deaths around the world, Hager traveled throughout Latin America and the Caribbean with UNICEF where she saw firsthand the plight faced by the underprivileged. Her experience inspired her to write Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope, New York Times bestseller based on the life of a 17-year-old single mother living with HIV and determined to shield her child from the abuse and neglect that riddled her own childhood.

Hager shares her own stories of creating change in someone’s life and leaves audiences with a call to action on how they too can improve people’s lives in their own community. A contributing correspondent for NBC’s TODAY, Hager shares positive, uplifting messages of regular people doing extraordinary things. Passionate about literacy, education and improving inner-city schools, Hager was herself a teacher in Baltimore, MD.

In addition to Ana’s Story, she also co-wrote Read All About It! with her mother, former First Lady Laura Bush. Hager and Mrs. Bush recently released a second children’s book, Our Great Big Backyard, which celebrates the Centennial of the National Park Service, and encourages children to go outside and explore America’s parks. Hager is currently writing a joint book of short stories with her sister, Barbara Pierce Bush titled Sisters First for release in October 2017. It will take readers on an extraordinary and deeply personal journey behind the scenes of what it is like to be born into a political dynasty, reveal never-before-told stories about their family, and uncover the enduring sisterly bond that kept them sane through it all.



2017 Georgette’s Holiday Fashion Show

It is with tremendous excitement that we announce the 29th Annual Georgette’s Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show! This year’s show will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Hilton Downtown Tampa with proceeds benefiting St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital for a new Perinatal Ultrasound Unit.

This Broadway-style show has a rich history and has grown into one of Tampa Bay’s signature events with a tradition that features entertainment, professional dancers and special guest models. Guests will also enjoy a fabulous silent auction, a great way to start your holiday shopping. Attracting over 700 of Tampa Bay’s most philanthropic and stylish women, it is sure to kick the holiday season off in style!

If you have any questions or need additional information please do not hesitate to contact Corina Wian, Special Events at (813) 872-0979 or email her at corina.wian@baycare.org.

2017 Beneficiary
Perinatal Ultrasound
For pregnant women who have an underlying medical condition or who develop a pregnancy complication affecting their body or baby, expert treatment is available at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. By integrating obstetric and pediatric specialty care for families facing a high-risk pregnancy, outcomes may be improved by treating the fetus or by condition-specific management of the pregnancy, labor and delivery. Our maternal-fetal medicine physicians specialize in perinatal ultrasound and see more than 9,000 patients annually for detailed assessment of fetal anatomy and growth, biophysical testing, and management of twin and other complicated pregnancies. Demand for our skill in and care of high-risk births is very high and growing. Adding an additional perinatal ultrasound unit in our program would allow us to help hundreds more patients a year.

2017 Fashion Show

Thank you to our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor
La Cava & Jacobson, P.A.

Elite Sponsor
JoAnn & Phil Lau
Harvey Schonbrun, P.A.
Dottie Weist & Brenda Sproat

Platinum Sponsors
Andrea Lauren Elegant Interiors
Barton Malow
Columbia Restaurant
Kathy & Ray Hyer
Lori & Michael Kosloske
Mary & Bob Sierra Family Foundation
Erica Paradise & Michelle Gervais
Rooms to Go Foundation
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sunshine Thrift Stores

Diamond Sponsors
Adcock Financial
Bill Currie Ford
Tamara Shumate Brown, CFP
Carol Cromer
Emergency Medical Associates of Tampa Bay
Gresham Smith & Partners
Dr. Lucy Love
MacKinnon Family Foundation
Mercedes Benz of Tampa Bay
Janice Polo
Power Design, Inc.
Shafer’s Classic Reproductions
Elsa J. Suh, MD
Transportation Control Systems
Vera Contractors
Dr. Karen Wells
Weichert Realtors- Yates & Associates

Silent Auction Pre-Registration Contest
Win a Limo Ride to the Fashion Show!!

The limousine, courtesy of Kings Executive Limo and Car Service, will transport up to 10 guests 9:30am Friday morning December 1st , from one location to the Hilton downtown Tampa for the Fashion Show. The limo will be at the Hilton downtown Tampa at 2:30pm, to bring the same group back to the original pick up location.

Click here to see the contest rules


Young Professionals After Party Reception

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation along with Young Professionals event chairs, Jon and Genevieve Orebaugh invite you to join the 2017 Heroes Ball After Party Reception for a night of spectacular proportions under the big top!
Benefiting a new pediatric transport ambulance for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and honoring community hero Joan Steinbrenner, matriarch of the Steinbrenner Family.
Midway Games | Heavy Hors d’Oeuvre Stations | Open Bar | Auction | Raffle | Dancing to Party on The Moon
8:00 p.m. – after party begins with cocktail reception, silent auction, raffle, and
midway games
9:00 p.m. – Young Professionals are invited to join the Heroes ball in the tent for program, live auction and dancing by top party band Party on the Moon
***Online registration is closed. For more information please contact the foundation at 813-872-0979 or email corina.wian@baycare.org***


CHS Drives Golf Tournament

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This year is the Third Annual CHS DRIVES Charity Golf Tournament
This event will be held at the Cheval Golf & Athletic Club on May 6, 2017Funds raised will benefit the Child Life Program at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. The Child Life Program is INVALUABLE to the children and families that need it.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the CHS Drives website.



THE AZURE SKY IN OZ, by William Leavengood, is a powerful, funny, but unflinching drama about two women whose lives are profoundly changed by their immersion in the world of the other-abled. Mary, a nurturing Special Ed teacher, defies her superiors and stars her ESE students in a production of THE WIZARD OF OZ with astonishing results. Michelle, an emerging visual artist, tries to raise and care for her profoundly autistic son while fighting against the system as well her own fear of losing her career in the process. Based on the experiences of two real-life Floridians, THE AZURE SKY IN OZ is directed by Padraic Lillis and stars Carrie Drazek in a one woman, tour-de-force, playing both of these intriguing and resilient characters in the play’s World premiere.

Proceeds will benefit Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph’s

Dates and Times
April 21st
22nd PWSJ Night
April 23rd and April 28th, 29th, and 30th
Friday and Saturday Shows, 8pm
Sunday Shows, 2pm

April 22 is reserved as a special night for PWSJ members and their guests. All other nights are public seating. No promotional code is needed to purchase tickets. Please contact 813-229-STAR or visit the Straz‘s website to purchase your tickets.

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Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 2017

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Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic 2017 | February 25-26, 20172017 Round Parrott w long bandanna
Join St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital as a Race Day Superhero!
Every kid needs a hero and your strides help our kids fight!
Children are not just “small adults.” They have different diseases- sometimes even different symptoms- than those of adults, and their care requires the specific expertise and appropriate equipment available at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.  We provide more acute medical and surgical pediatric care than all other hospitals in Tampa Bay and rank as one of the largest children’s hospitals in Florida. With your support, we make a difference in the lives of more than 50,000 children a year, bringing comfort and care to kids at a time when they need it most.
Put on your cape and tie down your laces.
Support St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital during  the
2017 Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic Race Weekend.


2019 Christmas in July

Christmas in July is a month-long, community-wide fundraiser for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Every year, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation aids corporations, local businesses, civic organizations, and individuals in bringing some mid-year holiday cheer to the kids that need it most.

On Friday, July 26, from 7am-1pm, all of the community partners, sponsors, and donors will come together to celebrate their month-long fundraising efforts. Local media Magic 94.9 and Fox 13 broadcast live as local businesses and individuals share info the joy of giving, patients will have a special visit from Santa, and volunteers help collect toy and monetary donations from community members.

Health care settings are often stressful and frightening experiences for children and families. Providing recreation, developmental play, and play therapy gives kids strategies for coping and bring a momentary escape from their illness. It is through generous community support, and events like Christmas in July, that St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is able to provide these services that dramatically alter a child’s hospital experience.

There are several options for involvement including getting a team together to participate in our Office Challenge, corporate sponsorship, hosting or attending donation and toy drives in the community, or making a donation directly to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Contact us for more details.

For any questions, please call the Foundation at 813-872-0979