MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 3, 2017/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
Join St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® supporters and friends for the 15th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala in downtown Miami at the Intercontinental hotel on Saturday, May 20. This celebration of old Hollywood glamour will bring together philanthropists, influencers and celebrity friends from the South Florida community to honor the true stars —the children and families of St. Jude.
The annual event, chaired by Venezuelan entrepreneur Mashud Mezerhane raises funds to help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
This year's honoree is Latin actress and national television personality, Adamari López, who will receive the 2017 "FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Lifetime Achievement Award" for her unwavering dedication to raise funds and cancer awareness in the Hispanic community promoting early detection. Julio Barrionuevo, Senior Vice President, Operations for FedEx Express Mexico, Central America, Caribbean and Global Service Partners will also receive an award for his commitment and longtime leadership as the gala's co-founder.
This event was co-founded in 2002 by model and entrepreneur Daisy Fuentes. Since that time, the Miami gala has raised more than $5 million in cash and pledges.
Red carpet interviews with celebrity attendees will be available upon request.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Founded by Danny Thomas, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).
SOURCE ALSAC / St. Jude Children's Research Hospital