2009 St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala

Benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Luis Fonsi with Gloria and Emilio Estefan
at the 2008 St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala

Saturday, May 16, 2009
InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Downtown Miami
305-265-1371

The 2008 FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars gala garnered more than 5 million media impressions between radio, print and television. The entertainment line-up was: Valeria Gastaldi, Jeremias and Luis Fonsi including a impromptu performance with Victor Manuelle. In past years Jose Feliciano, Cristian Castro, Fanny lu, Albita, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Luis Fonsi, Luis Enrique, Eduardo Osorio, Javier Garcia, the late Soraya and others have supported St. Jude by donating their performances. Soon this years’ exciting performers will be announced.

Last year’s sponsors were: FedEx, Ocean Drive En Espanol, Stanford Financial, The “M” Point, VISA, Ladex, Maya, The Lopez-Cantera Foundation, Falcon Trust Air, AT&T, The Byblos Group, Bacardi, Grey Goose, DDB, The Car Factory Outlet, Leon Medical Centers, Inktel Direct, Zubi Advertising, Coors, The Westin, KPMG and others. For information about sponsorship or donating items for the auction, please call 305-265-1371.

About St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Daisy Fuentes with St. Jude patients Stephan
Boehme Gutierrez and Lucas Solberg

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded by the late entertainer, Danny Thomas on the foundation that “no child should die in the dawn of life” or “be turned away for an inability to pay”. St. Jude treats children from every state and from 80 foreign countries and has never turned a family away for an inability to pay. Families with and without insurance are accepted.

St. Jude doctors conduct approximately 250 domestic consultations per month. An estimated 160 are international consultations and 90 are from Latin American countries. St. Jude treats children with catastrophic childhood illnesses from brain tumors to leukemia to brittle bone disease. St. Jude is first and foremost a research hospital so everything learned is freely shared with hospitals and institutions around the world. Eighty-five cents of every dollar received goes directly to the hospital. To learn more, visit www.stjude.org/miamigala.