Miami Gala 2007

Latin stars join Daisy Fuentes in fighting childhood cancer

On May 19, Supermodel Daisy Fuentes and a number of Latin stars celebrated the work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the fifth annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala in Miami, Florida.

The evening raised $300,000 to help St. Jude continue its work to eradicate childhood cancer. Fuentes served as the event’s celebrity chair for the fifth consecutive year.

“For the past five years, countless Latin artists and singers have truly embraced the life-mission of St. Jude by supporting the Angels & Stars Gala,” Fuentes said. “Thanks to their contribution and charitable donations, they are helping us save the lives of children with deadly diseases.” 

The gala featured live performances by legendary singer-songwriter and Grammy® Award winner José Feliciano, pop singer and multi-platinum recording artist Cristian Castro, Grammy® Award-winning Cuban singer and composer Albita, and number one Billboard® ranked pop-tropical singer Fanny Lu. CBS4 News weekend anchor and entertainment reporter Jade Alexander served as host of the event.

In addition to the music and dining, the event featured a high-end silent auction benefiting the hospital and a special testimonial by a St. Jude patient survivor.

Also attending the event were Univision radio personalities Roxana Garcia, Jose Antonio Alvarez, and Alberto Sardiñas, as well as celebrities Maria Celeste Arraras and Neida Sandoval.

FedEx has been the title sponsor of St. Jude Angel & Stars Gala since its inception in 2002. “FedEx is proud to continue increasing critical awareness and philanthropic support for St. Jude,” said Julio C. Barrionuevo, Vice President of Finance, Planning and Engineering for FedEx Express, Latin America & Caribbean, and Chair of the St. Jude Gala Planning Committee.  “By partnering with talented celebrities and community leaders, we help St. Jude children overcome illness and triumph over disease, giving them much needed hope to persevere.”

FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala, presented by FedEx Express, brings out some of the brightest Latin artists in entertainment. Barbara Bermudo, Giselle Blondet, Romero Britto, Rashel Díaz, Luis Enrique, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi, Javier Garcia, José José, Jorge Moreno, Eduardo Osorio, Francisco Paz, Carlos Ponce, Neida Sandoval, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Sissi, Gaby Spanic and the late Soraya are just a few of the talents who have participated in the Angels & Stars Gala over the past few years.
 
Gala sponsors include FedEx Express, Stanford Financial, 4411pinetree.com, Univision Radio, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, Selecta Magazine, Yahoo! Telemundo, ABAD Corp., Bacardi U.S.A., and VISA International, Latin American and Caribbean region.

 

May 2007

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