The 12 Annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala
Benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala celebrated its 12th year by raising more than $460,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in a star-studded event co-founded by television host Daisy Fuentes. The event was held at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami.
The gala recognized Cuban-American chef, author and television personality Adrianne Calvo with the FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Lifetime Dedication Award presented by The Mosteiro Family Foundation. For the past five years, Calvo has prepared traditional Cuban meals for St. Jude patient families who are away from home during the holiday season.
Guests also were entertained with live performances by GRAMMY award-winning recording artist Willy Chirino and singer/songwriter Jencarlos Canela. More than 550 guests attended the gala, including noted broadcast personalities, actors and musicians such as Pamela Silva Conde, Ana Maria Canseco, Rashel Diaz, Raul Gonzalez, Charytin Goyco, Jon Secada, Karent Sierra, Mariela Encarnacion, Sissi Fleitas, Candela Ferro, Khotan Fernández, Claudia Molina, Maripily Rivera, Erik Valdez, Coby Ryan McLaughlin, Gabriel Valenzuela, Jason Canela, Liz Vega, Alina Mayo Azze, David Chocarro, Guillermo Benitez and James Tahhan.