St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®  celebrates its 12th annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala, co-founded by Daisy Fuentes, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, to support children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases.

Cuban-American author, entrepreneur, television personality and Miami-based Chef Adrianne Calvo will be recognized for her commitment to giving back to others by visiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to spread cheer that exemplifies the spirit of giving thanks for so many during the holiday season. For the past five years, Chef Calvo has prepared a traditional Cuban meal for patient families to bring the comforts of her home to them.

Calvo will join approximately 600 guests for an evening of celebration that includes a cocktail hour, fine dining, silent auction and live performances by GRAMMY® Award winning artist Willy Chirino and singer/songwriter Jencarlos Canela.

“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital touches my heart because its doctors and scientists are not afraid to take on the global fight against childhood cancer and freely share their knowledge to help others save lives,” said Calvo. “I’ve enjoyed meeting many patient families from around the world at St. Jude by sharing some Latin home cooking at the hospital that I hope brings them some comforts of home while they fight against cancer.”

Among the noted celebrity award presenters will be television and radio personalities Ana Maria Canseco, Raul Gonzalez, Alberto Sardiñas, Pamela Silva Conde, Jon Secada, Charytin Goyco, and more.

“The FedEx/St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala brings together a diverse group of supporters in South Florida that are united for one purpose – to help save children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “We are so thankful to the community and to the Latino artists’ who lend their support for this event, helping St. Jude to save the lives of thousands of children around the world.”

This year’s gala sponsors include: FedEx Express, The Gutierrez Family, The Mosteiro Family Foundation, Raul Gonzalez, Carnival, Visa, Nuage Designs, Yokota Foundation, Univision, Venezuela al Día, International Dermatology, Hola America, Fortune Realty, YEZZ, British Telecom, Wellmax Medical Centers, Ernst & Young, Café Domino, American Tower Corporation, Leon Medical Centers, DDB Latina, Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotels, Byblos Group, Andreas and Kalkidan Kaiafas, FPL, OnmiComMediaGroup, Ketel One Vodka, Nassab A. Ahmadieh Graphic Design & Photography, Ocean Drive Magazine, Selecta Magazine, Amor 107.5 FM, Mix 98.3 FM, Radio Mambí 710 AM, Univision America 1140 AM, and The Dream Team Agency.

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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 deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, 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 or following St. Jude on and


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