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Welcome to the 22nd annual

FedEx St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala

May 4, 2024  |  Miami, Florida

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Join us on Saturday, May 4, 2024 for the 22nd annual FedEx St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, Florida. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, entertainment, a silent auction, Give to Live and a memorable St. Jude patient speaker, all to help advance the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.®

All proceeds from this event benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live.



InterContinental Hotel
100 Chopin Plaza
Miami, FL 33131


Date and Time


Saturday, May 4, 2024
7 p.m.

Attire: Black-Tie Optional


Tickets and Sponsorships


Become a sponsor today! Sponsorship packages include brand recognition and other benefits.

Become a Sponsor


When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered largely incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer.


St. Jude patient Mayela with her parents

Patient Mayela walks along a beach with her parents.

Become a sponsor

By partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and sponsoring this event, you will align your company name with the strong, nationally recognized St. Jude mission and brand, and instill pride in your employees, consumers, vendors and company executives.

For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact:

Chad Buschell


Thank you to our title sponsor


FedEx Express Logo

Our committee

Esperanza Lopez-Virtue 
2024 Chairperson

Claudia Rostagno
Immediate Past Chair

Julio Barrionuevo
Gala Co-Founder

Rosie Cruz-Sotero
Circle of Hope Chair

Susan Stipcianos
Public Relations Chair

Cindy Papale-Hammontree  •  Ingrid Moran  •  Jessica Younis-Milton  •  Liliana Torres  •  Lorena Susso  •  Luisa Guzman  •  Martica Mirabal  •  Nalby Intharaksa  •  Olga Martinez  •  Pilar Portela-Webb  •  Tajhira Omphroy


Meet Mayela

In 2018, Mayela was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, or AML. In AML, white blood cells, produced in bone marrow, are abnormal and do not become healthy cells. These abnormal cells crowd out the normal ones so that the patient’s body has a harder time fighting off infection. 

Doctors in Puerto Rico referred Mayela to St. Jude where she underwent a bone marrow transplant in August 2018, with her dad serving as her donor. 

“I was full of joy and emotion, and grateful for St. Jude,” Angel said about being his daughter’s donor.

Read Mayela's Story

Patient Mayela holds a photograph of her younger self.

St. Jude patient Mayela


St. Jude stories from Florida

Every dollar makes a difference*

  1. One red wagon

    Wagons are the preferred mode of travel through the halls of the hospital and around campus for our younger patients.

    Donate $100

  2. One red blood cell transfusion

    Children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening diseases often need transfusions.

    Donate $250

  3. One hour of physical therapy

    Physical therapy is provided to patients because children with life-threatening diseases like cancer may develop developmental, cognitive or physical impairments as a result of their illnesses and their treatments.

    Donate $500

  4. Parent necessities for 20 patient families

    Parents who bring their children to St. Jude often leave home in a hurry and forget to pack day-to-day necessities such as shampoos, razors, deodorant, toothbrushes and lotion. At Tri Delta Place, our short-term housing facility, parents can obtain these essentials free of charge.

    Donate $1,000

  5. An ultrasound study for a St. Jude patient

    An ultrasound study is among the diagnostic imaging tests that doctors use to diagnose and monitor disease and treatment.

    Donate $2,500

  6. Daily room rate of the ICU

    The Intensive Care Unit at St. Jude has twice been recognized with the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. In 2009, the St. Jude ICU became Tennessee’s first ICU to win the honor.

    Donate $5,000

  7. Support St. Jude patients and their families

    Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures as you join St. Jude in its livesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

    Donate Any Amount


* Your donation will be used to provide breakthrough research, treatment and cures. Items listed here are representative of services and supplies that are part of the treatment and care of children at St. Jude. The cost of each item or service is an approximation, and will vary based on actual costs incurred and individual patient needs. Your donation will be used for the general operating needs of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food.


Get Involved Locally

Click below to find additional events, volunteer opportunities and more ways to connect with St. Jude supporters in Miami and across South Florida.

Support St. Jude in Miami, Florida


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