11th Annual FedEx / St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala

Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Daisy Fuentes and St. Jude patient Victor

Saturday, May 18 2013, at 7:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami

This premier event celebrates St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its International Outreach Program (IOP). The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to find cures for deadly pediatric diseases like cancer through research and treatment. And no family ever pays St. Jude for anything!

St. Jude freely shares its findings by speeding its research discoveries directly from its labs to the bedsides of patients, doctors, and scientists everywhere, so one child saved at St. Jude means thousands more saved around the globe.

The mission of the St. Jude IOP is to improve the survival rates of children with catastrophic diseases worldwide, by sharing knowledge, technology, and organizational skills with doctors in partner clinics. The program has 20 partner sites in 14 countries, including Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica and Mexico.

Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, Karen Martinez and David Bisbal

In previous years, gala guests have not only enjoyed a wonderful event, but also entertainment by some of the most recognized Latino singers in the world who have generously donated their time in honor of the children of St. Jude. Some of the renowned artists who have taken the stage are Victor Manuel, Jose Feliciano, Chino y Nacho, Cristian Castro, Willy Chirino, Luis Fonsi, Albita, David Bisbal, Luis Enrique, Eduardo Osorio, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Fanny Lu, Noel Schajris and many others. The gala has also honored some of the most recognized and celebrated artists in Latin music and entertainment for their humanitarian work, such as Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Juan Luis Guerra, Juanes, Tommy and Thalia Mottola, Luis Fonsi, and Romero Britto.

For tickets and sponsorship information visit www.stjude.org/miamigala or contact 305-265-1371/ miamigala@stjude.org.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Julian Gil and Pamela Silva Conde, gala presenters

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude – research that is shared freely with the global medical community.

St. Jude is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. In 2010, St. Jude was ranked the most trusted charity in the nation in a public survey conducted by Harris Interactive, a highly respected international polling and research firm. St. Jude was also named the nation’s top children’s cancer hospital in the 2010-2011 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more, please visit www.stjude.org or call 305-265-1371.

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