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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 Tina

St. Jude patient Tina at her quinceañera and holding a photo of herself while in treatment.

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. ... could help provide chemotherapy IV tubing sets*

    A $100 donation could provide five chemotherapy IV tubing sets sized especially to help children receive treatment.*

    Donate $100

  2. ... could help provide one day of oxygen for a St. Jude patient*

    St. Jude patients may need oxygen to help their bodies function properly and aid in healing.

    Donate $250

  3. ... could help provide four walkers for St. Jude patients*

    Walkers provide St. Jude patients with stability and support, making it easier for them to walk after surgery.

    Donate $500

  4. ... could help cover about two-thirds of the cost of one day of chemotherapy*

    Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today.

    Donate $1000

  5. ... could help provide 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. ... could help cover the cost of the 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 of our mission

    Any amount supports kids around the world. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save even more children.*

    Donate Any Amount


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