Latino singer Luis Enrique honored by St. Jude at the 'Promesa y Esperanza' seminar 2011

Luis Enrique with a St. Jude patient

Luis Enrique with a St. Jude patient during the 2011 Promesa y
Seminar at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Luis Enrique, renowned singer, composer and Latin GRAMMY® winner, was recognized for his humanitarian spirit and commitment in helping the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during the 14th annual Promesa y Esperanza (Promise and Hope) Seminar, held in Memphis, Tennessee, on January 22.

More than 330 guests from the industry of radio and television, Latino artists and leaders in the Hispanic market, gathered at St. Jude, to witness the mission that takes place in the nation's top children's cancer hospital.

Enrique was joined by other renowned artists such as Prince Royce, Natalia Jimenez, Luz Rios, and actress/model Karen Martinez who visited and shared special moments with children and families of St. Jude.

Throughout the years, Enrique has served as an ambassador for the St. Jude cause, supporting fundraising events and visiting affiliated clinics in Central America with a willing heart and bringing a message of hope. Enrique was one of the first Latin artists to support the dream of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas, that "No child should die in the dawn of life."

"Giving is definitely receiving. I thank St. Jude for this recognition," Enrique said. "Music has allowed me to help carry this message, which is why I continue to support St. Jude, and I try to do everything I can for these children who truly need it."

Enrique, along with model and presenter Daisy Fuentes, also helped launch the FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars gala in Miami, Florida, which brings together a number of artists and Latin musicians in the fight against childhood cancer. Since then, many have joined the mission of St. Jude through this event, including Luis Fonsi, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Tommy Mottola and Thalia, Juanes and Angélica Vale, among others.

January 2011