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Thank you for attending the 15th annual
International Dermatology Research

It's All About the Kids
for St. Jude Gala

presented by Andres Asion Foundation

Saturday, October 14, 2023 | Miami, Florida

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Thank you for attending the 15th annual International Dermatology Research It's All About the Kids for St. Jude Gala presented by Andres Asion Foundation on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, Florida. 

We hope you enjoyed the colors and sights of a vintage-inspired circus breathing life into an evening that celebrated hope and the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

 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.

For information on becoming a sponsor at next year's event, contact Joanne Boigris at

Highlights from the 2022 International Dermatology Research It's All About the Kids for St. Jude Gala presented by Andres Asion Foundation

It's All About the Kids attendees arrive, celebrate, and dance at the 2022 Miami benefit gala.

St. Jude provides comprehensive care and health equality for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We tailor treatment for each child's unique needs, improving outcomes for some of the world’s sickest children.


St. Jude patient Eli


Thank you to our sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Andres Asion Foundation

Title Sponsor

International Dermatology

Wish Sponsor

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, Hollywood, Florida

Star Sponsors

Grupo Isaias
Neiman Marcus

Hope Sponsors

Palmer, Palmer & Mangiero Attorney at Law

Dream Sponsors

Braman Honda
Cariola Group
Eurocraft Industries
Gastro Health, Dr. and Mrs. Eugenio Hernandez
Gloria Ordaz & Freddy Balsera
Secure Wrap Safe Wrap

Thank you to our committee

Executive Chair
Desiree Valls

Event Chair
Jenny Palmer

Vice Chair
Gloria Ordaz

Event Committee
Ashley Jimenez
Caro Armas
Carolina Toledo
Carly Alarcon
Frances Hassun
Johanna Miñoso
Kate Yellin
Laura Ledon
Luly Valls
Maria Fernanda Hassun
Pamela Silva


Friends of St. Jude — Miami

Friends of St. Jude (FOSJ) is a group of young professionals dedicated to the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more than a decade, FOSJ Miami has raised over one million dollars for the kids of St. Jude and ranks among the top fundraising groups for St. Jude nationwide.


St. Jude stories from Floridians


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 $1000

  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 $5000

  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


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.

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