‘Angels & Stars’ Align for St. Jude

Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes Martinez, Karen-Martinez, David-BisbalJuan Luis Guerra, Juanes Martinez, Karen Martinez, David BisbalJuan Luis Guerra, Juanes and Karen Martinez and David Bisbal.

MIAMI, FL – Latin Grammy winner Juan Luis Guerra was honored for his humanitarian work and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital celebrated its 50th anniversary at the FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala presented by Manuel and Mercedes Mosteiro.

More than 750 guests attended the 10th annual gala, which was held at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami.

Daisy Fuentas, Stephan

Daisy Fuentes and Stephan, a St. Jude patient

“Galas like this one allow St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to continue its pioneering research and lifesaving treatment, so no family ever pays St. Jude for anything,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “As we advance treatments to cure these terrible diseases once and for all, we will continue to freely share our research discoveries around the world, so one child saved at St. Jude means thousands more saved around the world.”

Presenters included Latin personalities Giselle Blondet, Julian Gil, Blanca Soto, Pamela Silva Conde, and Raul Gonzalez. Live performances included Latin Grammy Award-winning icon David Bisbal, Vicente Garcia, Rodolfo Molina, DJ Irie, and MTV DJ Mauricio Parra. The festivities culminated with an after party hosted by DJ Irie, the official DJ of the Miami Heat.

Television personality Daisy Fuentes received special recognition for her support of St. Jude.

“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a ray of hope for kids who are fighting for their lives and their families who are suffering unimaginable stress,” said Fuentes. “The gala presents an opportunity to share how wonderful St. Jude is for the Latin community not only in South Florida, but also around the world.”

Gala chairs were Juanes and Karen Martinez. In 2010, Juanes was also the recipient of the Al-Rashid Hope Award.

Latin celebrities in attendance at the May 19, 2012, event included: Fonseca, Candela Ferro, Danna Garcia, Khotan, Myruam Bunin, Adriana Castro, Omar Cruz, Jose Antonio Alvarez, Isabella Castillo, Brenda, Sophia del Carmen, Christian de la Fuente, Raul De Molina, Roger Borges, Rodner Figueroa, Raul Gonzalez, Jeannette Kaplun, Maritza Rodriguez, Maria Regina Bustamante, David Chocarro, Nohelia Siddons, Alexandra Pomales, Sonya Smith.

David Bisbal

Spanish pop music star David Bisbal

The gala sponsors included FedEx Express, Manuel & Mercedes Mosteiro, The Gutierrez Family, Pollo Campero, Gulf Liquors, Dr. Carlos Fiallo, Chevron, VISA, Inktel Direct, International Dermatology Research, Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, Tony & Sandy Tamer, DDB Latina, Pacific Cable Television, Del Monte, Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotels, Andres Asion Foundation, Byblos Group, Univision Radio, Republica, Leon Medical Center, Ernst & Young, Y&R, Cesar & Pamela Conde, Andres Asion Foundation, Penn Mutual, Lourdes Milian Production, The Wolfington Foundation, HSBC Bank Private Bank The Dream Team Agency, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, EMI Music N.A. / Capitol Latin, Ocean Drive Magazine, Selecta Magazine, MTV Music & Television, Noiseworks Media, Junior’s Band, Amore Pacific, Saks Fifth Avenue, JW Marriott Marquis Miami, ACT Productions, ArtFlowers, MillerCoors, and cocktails courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives. The hospital is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children.

St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. For more information, visit www.stjude.org, www.facebook.com/stjude and www.twitter.com/stjude.

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