SSM St. Mary’s Health Center Foundation welcomes you to the Cedric the Entertainer and Friends! inaugural gala to be held on Saturday, October 25 at the Peabody Opera House. The event will feature a comedic act by Cedric the Entertainer (also known as Cedric Kyles) and musical artist Jill Scott for an evening of entertainment in celebration of the Rosetta Boyce Kyles Women’s Pavilion at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center, to be named after Cedric’s mother.

"I am so excited to announce Jill Scott as the headlining music performer at my inaugural fundraising gala for SSM St. Mary’s,” said Cedric. “She is one of my all-time favorite artists -- beautiful, dynamic, and multi-talented. To top it off, Jill truly understands the importance of honoring women -- especially our moms, the extraordinary women who shape our lives. Adding to the excitement, I have more special surprises planned during the gala event. It's going to be a great evening!” He went on to say, "I'm very proud to have this opportunity to bring this special event and this kind of help to my hometown."

The women’s pavilion, currently in development stages, will serve a full spectrum of women’s health care needs; from adolescence through post-menopause clinical care, with a focus on women's health, not only in the traditional areas of obstetrics and gynecology, but also in areas as diverse as sports medicine and cardiology. The pavilion will be one of the first comprehensive women’s health centers of its kind in the St. Louis metropolitan area. 

Co-chairs David and Thelma Steward of World Wide Technology, Inc. are excited to chair the event as presenting sponsors and equally thrilled to be a part of the women’s health initiative for SSM St. Mary’s. “World Wide Technology is proud to be a sponsor of the gala to benefit the women’s pavilion in honor of Cedric’s mother, which is sure to be an invaluable health resource for women throughout our community for years to come,” said Thelma Steward. 

Tickets are on sale Friday, September 26 and may be purchased at For more information, visit or call 314-951-2290.


  • Occurred Saturday, October 25th, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Peabody Opera House

1400 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103