Fedex/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala 2011

Benefits St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

Tommy & Thalia Mottola with St. Jude patients Karen, Stephan and Anna

Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 7 p.m. to midnight
JW Marriott Marquis
345 Avenue of the Americas, Miami

The 9th Annual 2011 Fed/Ex Angels & Stars Gala is a premier event that celebrates the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its International Outreach Program (IOP). The mission of the IOP is to improve the survival rates of children with catastrophic diseases worldwide, through the transfer of knowledge, technology, and organizational skills. The St. Jude IOP has clinics in 15 countries, mostly in Latin America, inlcuding Mexico, El Salvador, Brazil and Costa Rica.

Every year, the FedEx/St. Jude gala honors an outstanding individual with the “Al-Rashid Hope Award” for their humanitarian efforts.

Juanes with his wife, Karen Martinez
The 2010 event honored Latin Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Juanes and was hosted by popular Spanish television host Ana Maria Canseco and national radio personality Javier Romero. Past honorees include Emilio & Gloria Estefan and Tommy & Thalia Mottola. Over the past eight years, more than 550 guests each year have enjoyed an unforgettable star-studded evening, as well as live performances by some of Latin Music’s hottest performers including Luis Fonsi, Willy Chirino, Luis Enrique, Christian Castro and Gilberto Santa Rosa. The FedEx/St. Jude gala also hosts one of the hottest red carpet events in South Florida and garners the attention of national and international media every year. Individual tickets are $350, and tables run from $3,500 to $25,000. For more information, contact Paola Cassana at 305-265-1371,, or visit

About St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

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.

Daisy Fuentes with St. Jude patient Stephan

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 or call 305-265-1371.

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