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Promesa y Esperanza® seminar brings Latin entertainment world’s stars together to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memphis, Tennessee, Oct. 17, 2022

Representatives from the radio, television and digital media industries, as well as celebrities, influencers, record company executives and corporate partners attended the St. Jude Promesa y Esperanza® seminar last weekend in support of the mission of  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Finding cures. Saving children.® 

The seminar is held annually in preparation for the national Promesa y Esperanza radio event that helps raise funds and awareness for the mission of St. Jude among Hispanic communities nationwide. This year’s radio event takes place December 8-9, 2022 

Radio stations of varying Hispanic formats in 55 markets across the nation will participate in the two-day event including Univision Communications Inc., Bustos Media, TBLC Media, among others. The affinity and commitment to St. Jude is shared by the stations, their on-air personalities, and their audiences who are passionate about music and the St. Jude mission. Since its inception in 1997, Promesa y Esperanza has raised more than $150 million to support the ongoing work by St. Jude to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

To understand the impact of their support, seminar attendees met patients such as Carlos, who came to St. Jude from El Salvador when he was just four years old and received treatment for two and a half years. Now 29, Carlos works for ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Charly Pérez on stage at Promesa y Esperanza 2022.

Charly Pérez on stage at Promesa y Esperanza 2022.

The seminar also hosted artist and celebrity guests including Broadway actress, Bianca Marroquín, groups Los Huracanes del Norte and Conexión Divina, artists Luis Figueroa and Aron Luix, and Charly Perez, lead singer of Banda La Maravillosa, among others.

“Every year, loyal listeners and music fans who call in to Promesa y Esperanza show the power of coming together as a community to support the families of St. Jude," said Richard C. Shadyac, Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC. "Promesa y Esperanza is so special because it raises hope as well as funds - funds critical to fueling the ongoing $12.9 billion six-year St. Jude strategic plan that aims to help more of the 400,000 children around the world with cancer each year.”

Since opening in 1962, St. Jude has drawn on the support of donors from all walks of life to ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food so they can focus on helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped raise the survival rate for children with cancer in the United States, where more than 4 out of 5 children survive cancer. In many developing countries, however, fewer than 1 out of 5 children diagnosed with cancer will survive. Every child deserves a chance to live their best life and celebrate every moment. When people support St. Jude through programs such as Promesa y Esperanza, they give kids with cancer around the world that chance. 

To donate monthly and receive a t-shirt that shows the world the world that #MusicGives to St. Jude Kids visit musicgives.org.

Two artists wearing black cowboy hats with microphones and an acordion performing on stage at Promesa y Esperanza 2022.

Founder of Los Huracanes del Norte Eraclio “Rocky” Garcia with his brother Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on the accordion perform at Promesa y Ezperanza.

About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. 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 it won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes to help doctors and researchers at local hospitals and cancer centers around the world improve the quality of treatment and care for even more children. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Support the St. Jude mission by donating at stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on TwitterInstagramLinkedIn and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

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