The Friends Gala

Thank you for joining us at the Eighth Annual Friends Gala on March 2, 2024 at the Drury Plaza Hotel Cape Girardeau Conference Center! We hope to see you again at the Ninth Annual Gala on Saturday, March 1, 2025.

The 2024 event featured:

  • Live entertainment 12 South Band and dancing
  • A delicious plated dinner by The Southerner and full-service bar
  • A fabulous live auction and other fun activities

Thank You to Our Wonderful 2024 Sponsors!

Premier ($15,000)

Red Letter Communications

Drury Hotels
Drury Southwest Foundation

RIHC Contracting

Diamond ($10,000)

Bank of America - Williams Group logo

Platinum ($7,500)


Gold ($5,000)

Silver ($3,000)

Cape Girardeau Urology Associates

Day Transfer Moving and Storage

GFI Digital

Team Fish


EPM Real Estate

Creative Edge

VIP Table Sponsors

The Lutheran Home

Paul Kitchen & Associates

Procter & Gamble

Protech Diesel Repair INC

SEMO Development

CancerCare and Cardiac Care Funds

All proceeds from the Friends Gala directly benefit Saint Francis Healthcare System’s CancerCare and CardiacCare patient funds.

The CancerCare fund helps cancer patients in financial need with essential services and supplies they cannot afford such as nutritional supplements, medicine, transportation, lodging and more.

The CardiacCare fund assists Heart Hospital patients with cardiac rehabilitation, other necessary services and equipment they otherwise could not afford.