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Miami's Philanthropic Community Raises $785,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 22nd Annual FedEx/ St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala

Miami, Florida, May 6, 2024

St. Jude patient Misheel poses with Jorge Vargas, Michelle Vargas and members of the presenting sponsor team at Genesis Fortune, LLC.

St. Jude patient Misheel poses with Jorge Vargas, Michelle Vargas and members of the presenting sponsor team at Genesis Fortune, LLC

Philanthropists, influencers and celebrities raised $785,000 at the annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at the InterContinental Hotel. The annual gala, now in its 22nd year, unites members of the South Florida community to support the mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®: Finding cures. Saving children® and the vision of its founder, entertainer Danny Thomas, that "no child should die in the dawn of life." Since its inception, the gala has raised more than $20 million for the lifesaving work of St. Jude.

Talent from the worlds of music, television, radio and digital media graced the event, with Billboard Latin Music award winner Tito Nieves lending his powerful voice to the gala. The evening was hosted by Emmy® award-winning journalist and NBC6 anchor Jackie Nespral alongside radio host, podcaster, author and host of TelevisaUnivision’s “El News Café” Alberto Sardiñas.

Attendees also included Carlos Adyan, Stephanie Himonidis, Jessica Rodriguez and others.

Event sponsors included FedEx, Genesis Fortune, KD Construction, Bomnin Automotive, Carnival Cruise Line and more.

To learn more about the event and to make a donation to St. Jude visit



Photo credit: Carlos Aristizabal


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, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on XInstagramLinkedIn and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

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