Friends of St. Jude International Dermatology Research’s 12th Annual Friends of St. Jude It’s All About the Kids Event at Nobu Hotel Miami Beach
Top Philanthropists, Tastemakers and Young Professionals Support Friends of St. Jude Miami 12th Annual It’s All About the Kids Event at Nobu Hotel Miami Beach
More than 450 of Miami’s young professionals and tastemakers attended the Miami chapter of Friends of St. Jude (FOSJ), the young professional’s group dedicated to the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, attended the International Dermatology Research’s 12th annual It’s All About the Kids. The signature event was presented by the Andrés Asion Foundation on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Nobu Hotel Miami Beach. This year, Friends of St. Jude raised over $300,000 with all proceeds going towards the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The event presented an electric atmosphere where guests experienced A Midsummer Night’s Dream starting with a cocktail reception and silent auction. When the doors opened, guests were welcomed by a spectacular room designed by Fiction Events and Caro Toledo Productions. Guests enjoyed dinner by Nobu Hotel, beverages by Diageo, Miller Coors, and San Felipe Wines, as well as desserts by Pink Pie, and Goya.
The night started with speeches by Committee Chair Frances Hassun and Co-Chair Ashley Jimenez-Gonzalez. Emceed by NBC-6 News Anchor Roxanne Vargas and Actress and Univision’s El Gordo y La Flaca Correspondent Clarissa Molina. Six-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Pamela Silva Conde received the 2019 Stephan Gutierrez Award for her longtime support and leadership as a founding member of the Friends of St. Jude Miami Committee and her service on a national advisory leadership board for ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. Hip Hop Artist Kent Jones, known for his songs Merengue and Don’t Mind closed out the night.
The signature event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is organized by the Miami chapter of the Friends of St. Jude (FOSJ), which is a group of young people dedicated to raising awareness and support the hospital’s mission: Finding cures. Saving children.® Since the event’s inception, they have raised more than $2 million to help fight childhood cancer and 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.
Be sure to follow @FOSJMiami on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and use the official hashtag: #FriendsOfStJudeMiami. To donate to Friends of St. Jude’s Miami Chapter, please visit www.stjude.org/itsallaboutthekids.
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. 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 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 of 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 on Twitter (@stjude).
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