MIAMI, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On May 19 at 7 p.m. EDT, Latin power couple Juanes and Karen Martinez, will chair the 10th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala, presented by Manuel and Mercedes Mosteiro. This gala will also be the 50th anniversary celebration of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier centers for research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly diseases. The Latin flair will take place at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami and host more than 800 guests. This year’s event will also include live performances by Latin sensation David Bisbal, Vicente Garcia and others.
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“It’s a great honor for us to be the chairs of the Angels & Stars gala this year. We were so touched by the recognition we received at the 2010 gala, which inspired us to continue helping the mission of St. Jude,” said Juanes and Karen Martinez.
This year Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Juan Luis Guerra will receive the Al-Rashid Hope Award for his tireless commitment to providing resources for needy children in Dominican Republic and Latin America, particularly in the areas of health, sports and education.
“I am honored to receive this award in conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebration of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Juan Luis Guerra. “While I am passionate about music, I care even more about providing children with the best care, so they can live happy, healthy lives.”
The star-studded event also will include a special recognition to, television personality and entrepreneur Daisy Fuentes, who was one of the first celebrities to support the gala. Award presenters will include Latin personalities Giselle Blondet, Julian Gil, Blanca Soto, Pamela Silva Conde, and Raul Gonzalez of Univision, among others.
The festivities will kick off with a celebrity red carpet entrance at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and Gala After Party hosted by DJ Irie.
“It’s rewarding to realize the impact of this event over the past decade,” said Julio C. Barrionuevo, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Express International – FedEx Express. “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is known worldwide because it speeds research discoveries to doctors everywhere.” FedEx has been the title sponsor of the Angel & Stars Gala since its inception in 2002.
For information related to tickets, sponsorships and auction items, call (800) 278-3383, email email@example.com or visit http://www.stjude.org/miamigala. Media registration for the red carpet will be at 5:30 p.m. Media wishing to register for the red carpet can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (305)766-2818.
This year’s gala sponsors include: FedEx Express, Manuel & Mercedes Mosteiro, The Gutierrez Family, Pollo Campero, Dr. Carlos Fiallo, Chevron, VISA, Inktel Direct, International Dermatology Research, Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, Tony & Sandy Tamer, DDB Latina, Pacific Cable Television, Del Monte, Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotels, Andres Asion Foundation, Byblos Group, Univision Radio, Republica, Ocean Drive Magazine, Selecta Magazine, MTV Music & Television, Noiseworks Media, Junior’s Band, Amore Pacific, Saks Fifth Avenue, ACT Production, ArtFlowers, MillerCoors, and cocktails courtesy of GREY GOOSE Vodka.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting http://www.stjude.org or following us on http://www.facebook.com/stjude and http://www.twitter.com/stjude.
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