MIAMI, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® will host its 11th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars gala presented by Manuel and Mercedes Mosteiro at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th. On this special evening, St. Jude will honor National Football League’s (NFL) all-time winning coach, Don Shula, with the 2013 “St. Jude Al-Rashid Hope Award” for his life-long commitment to helping the community and his unparalleled contributions to the NFL. The gala will celebrate the life-mission of St. Jude, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other deadly diseases. This unique event will include a live performance by Multi-platinum GRAMMY / Latin GRAMMY winning recording artist, Carlos Vives.
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“It’s an honor to be recognized by such a great organization like St. Jude. For over 30 years, I dedicated my life to the world of sports and experienced some amazing moments as a coach, but I also take great pride in the legacy of philanthropy that I share with my family and friends,” said Coach Shula. “In football, the ultimate goal is victory, and for St. Jude, their commitment to these sick children is all about finding a cure and winning the fight against this terrible disease.”
The FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala co-founder, Daisy Fuentes, will be in attendance to welcome more than 700 guests, and will be accompanied by other award presenters such as Dana Garcia, Julian Gil, Pamela Silva Conde, and Raul Gonzalez of Univision Network, among others.
“For FedEx, supporting events like the St. Jude Angels & Stars gala has become engrained in our company’s culture. We are proud to share the hospital’s work not just in the U.S., but also around the world, thanks to the work being done through its International Outreach Program,” said Julio C. Barrionuevo, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Express International – FedEx Express. “Thanks to this program, thousands of children in 20 affiliate clinics around the world benefit from the research done at St. Jude.” FedEx has been the title sponsor of the St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala since 2002.
For more information about tickets, sponsorships and auction items, contact (800) 278-3383, email@example.com, or visit 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 need to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (305)766-2818 by May 1st.
“For the past 11 years, the Hispanic community in Miami has embraced the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as its own through the FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars gala,” said Richard C. Shadyac, CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “We are so grateful for their unwavering support, which enables our doctors and scientists to continue the lifesaving work that will one day lead to cures for all children around the world battling childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.”
This year’s gala sponsors include: FedEx Express, Manuel & Mercedes Mosteiro, Pollo Campero, Carnival, Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, International Dermatology, Leon Medical Centers, Fortune Realty, Andres Asion Foundation, DDB Latina, Del Monte, Grupo Akkar, Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotels, Byblos Group, MillerCoors, Ocean Drive Magazine, Selecta Magazine, Amor 107.5 FM, Mix 98.3 FM, Radio Mambi 710 AM, Univision America 1140 AM, and Noiseworks Media.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since opening more than 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 stjude.org or following us on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
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