St. Jude Miami’s Annual It’s All About the Kids 2022

Gloria Ordaz receives St. Jude recognition at this year’s event

Friends of St. Jude (FOSJ) Miami, the emerging professionals’ group dedicated to raising awareness and funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, held the 14th Annual International Dermatology It’s All About the Kids signature event, presented by the Andrés Asion Foundation on Saturday, November 5th at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami.

Migbelis Castellanos and Carlos Adyan
St. Jude "It's All About the Kids" Committee

At this year’s event, Friends of St. Jude Miami honored Telemundo Anchor Gloria Ordaz, an active committee member for over 10 years, and for her dedication of time and energy to raising funds and awareness on behalf of St. Jude.

Gloria Ordaz

TV Host and Talent on Air for Televisa – Univision Network, Migbelis Castellanos, Co-Host of En Casa con Telemundo, Carlos Adyan, graced the stage as this year’s emcees. The theme was “Candy,” taking guests through a sweet evening filled with bites and cocktails, as well as tunes by DJ DZA and Live Band Extasy.

Migbelis Castellanos and Carlos Adyan
Caroline Toledo, Frances Franco, Carolina Armas-Bustamante

“I’ve had the pleasure to witness the great work that St. Jude does for their patients and their families first-hand,” said Silvia Trinidad, CEO of International Dermatology. “I am wholeheartedly committed to St. Jude and their tireless work in the advancements of cancer research and treatment for children.”

Silvia Trinidad and Gloria Ordaz

International Dermatology served as the event’s title sponsor, alongside presenting sponsor Andres Asion Foundation. Other sponsors include: Univision, Isaias Group, Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, Telemundo, Versailles, McArdle, Perez & Franco, SBS, Salubris Health, Vous Church among others.

Palaez Family In Memory of Tony and Carolina Arminana
Andres, Maria, Julian Asion

“Although St. Jude is sent the toughest cases, it has the world’s best survival rates and is at the forefront of developing new treatment options that are then shared freely with hospitals around the world,” said Andres Asion.

Laura Ledon Larrieu
Karen Duque - patient mother

To become involved with St. Jude in Miami or join the Friends of St. Jude Committee, please contact Jessica Domanic at Jessica.Domanic@alsac.stjude.org. For more information on the annual It’s All About the Kids event, please visit www.st.jude.org/itsallaboutthekids.

Laura Larrieu, Frances Franco, Carolina Toledo, Jess Cerda, Carolina Armas Bustamante, Desi Valls Lebess, Luly Valls
Manny Rodriguez, Freddy Balsera, Manny Machado
Vilte Vaitkus, Sara Diab, Rola Diab
George Fraguio, Barbara Estela, Alejandra Castillo, Jon Ander Berto
Andres and Julian Asion
Andres and Julian Asion
Laura Larrieu, Frances Franco, Carolina Toledo, Jess Cerda, Carolina Armas Bustamante, Desi Valls Lebess, Luly Valls, Andres Asion
Deanna Etzold and Jonathan Dresnick
Deanna Etzold and Jonathan Dresnick
Tomas N. Regalado
Tomas N. Regalado
Brian, Paul, JoAnn, Jenny Palmer

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened in 1962. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

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