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2020 Red & White Ball Mission

Mission Sponsor

Mission Speaker

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Julie Guillot

Volunteer Chair of Pediatric Partnerships & Outreach, National Chair of The Children’s Initiative, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Julie Guillot is an advocate and former technology executive with a passion for accelerating progress in childhood cancer. Julie lost her nine-year-old son, Zach, to acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in 2014 following a four-year struggle across three hospitals. Deeply impacted by this journey, she is engaged full time as the Volunteer Chair of Pediatric Partnerships & Outreach at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Julie is building strategic alliances and support for LLS’s planned PedAL precision medicine master clinical trial to drive a fundamental shift in how pediatric acute leukemia is treated. The trial is part of The LLS Children’s Initiative, a multi-year initiative to take on children’s cancer through every facet of our mission: research, patient education and support, and policy and advocacy.

Julie brings more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector and significant nonprofit expertise to this initiative. Previously, she held executive positions at NetSolve/Cisco Systems, Dell and Accenture, where she led business operations, business process re-engineering activities and large-scale IT system implementations. Today, she leverages these skills to accelerate progress in childhood cancer by identifying and championing the “highest potential, greatest need” projects, while fostering collaboration across research funders. An influential voice in the pediatric cancer community, Julie has appeared on “Good Morning America” and penned articles published by Parents.com, STAT News, MIT Technology Review and others. She serves as an advocate on the National Cancer Institute’s Childhood Cancer Data Initiative Working Group and Children’s Oncology Group’s Myeloid Disease Committee. She is also a member of the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer. Highlights of her efforts include spearheading the Target Pediatric AML Project, which raised $8 million for cutting-edge research, and joining Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s prestigious Nobel Laureates Circle and Board of Ambassadors. Julie received her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Jeff, and two remaining children, Jake and Lili.

The Children's Iniative

A $100 million commitment to new research and therapies focusing on effective, safe treatments that precisely target cancer without harm to the rest of the child’s body.

Can’t join us at The Red & White Ball? You can still support our Mission Moment fundraising by making a donation HERE


Mission Moment donations made prior to February 1st will be acknowledged in our event program and on The Red & White Ball website. Donations of $1,000 or more will also be announced during our live Mission Moment at The Red & White Ball.