8th Annual Fedex/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala

Honoring Latin Singer Juanes

Luis Enrique, St. Jude patient Stephan, Daisy Fuentes, and Juanes

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital honored Latin Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Juanes with the 2010 “Al-Rashid Hope Award” for his international humanitarian efforts at the 8th Annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala at the InterContinental Hotel.

The event was emceed by popular Spanish television host Ana Maria Canseco and national radio personality Javier Romero. More than 550 guests enjoyed an unforgettable star-studded evening, as well as live performances by Latin Grammy Award winning singer and long-time St. Jude supporter, Luis Enrique, and Noel Schajris, former member of the Latin group Sin Bandera. Guests also enjoyed an elegant dinner, cocktails courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka, a silent auction and entertainment by renowned MTV DJ Mauricio Parra.

St. Jude patients walked the red carpet along with gala hostess Daisy Fuentes, and welcomed Latin celebrities from the entertainment industry, including Claudia Castillo, Poncho de Anda, Patricia de Leon, Adriana Fonseca, Rodner Figueroa, Candela Ferro, Danna Garcia, Evelyn Lozada, Karla Martinez, Miguelito, Karla Monroig, la Jueza Christina Pereira, Dana Ramirez, Maritza Rodriguez, Betty Pino, Alberto Sardiñas, Paula Arcila, Osvaldo Vega, Neyda Sandoval and Felipe Viel.

This year’s gala, as well as last year’s which honored Tommy and Thalia Mottola, will raise funds in support of the groundbreaking research and lifesaving care provided by St. Jude for children from across the country and around the world. Events like this help to support life-saving initiatives such as the St. Jude International Outreach Program, which has dramatically increased the survival rates for children with cancer around the world over the past three decades. This program has partnered with clinics in more than 15 countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Honduras, Chile and Brazil.

Juanes with his wife, Karen Martinez

Gala sponsors included: FedEx Express, Pollo Campero, The Gutierrez Family, VISA, Carnival, International Dermatology, Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, Tony & Sandy Tamer, The “M” Point, AT&T, Stephen James & Associates, Univision Radio, Ketchum, Byblos Group, DDB, MillerCoors, Navarro Discounted Pharmacies, Leader Jet, Grupo Akkar, MasterCard, Eastman Chemical, Pacific Cable Television, Inktel Direct, León Medical Centers, Westin Hotels, Ernst & Young, Chevron, Segafredos, Saks Fifth Avenue, Noiseworks Productions and cocktails courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka.

For more information on this event, or for sponsorship opportunities for next year’s gala, please call 305-265-1371 or visit www.stjude.org/miamigala.