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St. Jude Miami “It’s All About the Kids”

The emerging professionals' group dedicated to raising awareness and funding for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital held the signature event at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami.


St. Jude "It's All About the Kids" Committee


Friends of St. Jude (FOSJ) Miami, the emerging professionals’ group dedicated to raising awareness and funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital held the 14th Annual International Dermatology It’s All About the Kids signature event, presented by the Andrés Asion Foundation at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami.


“Although St. Jude is sent the toughest cases, it has the world’s best survival rates and is at the forefront of developing new treatment options that are then shared freely with hospitals around the world,” said Andrés Asion.


At this year’s event, Friends of St. Jude Miami honored Telemundo Anchor Gloria Ordaz, an active committee member for over 10 years, and for her dedication of time and energy to raising funds and awareness on behalf of St. Jude.


TV Host and Talent on Air for Televisa – Univision Network, Migbelis Castellanos, Co-Host of En Casa con Telemundo, Carlos Adyan, graced the stage as this year’s emcees. The theme was “Candy,” taking guests through a sweet evening filled with bites and cocktails, as well as tunes by DJ DZA and Live Band Extasy.


Andres and Julian Asion

Deanna Etzold and Jonathan Dresnick

Tomas N. Regalado

Carolina Toledo, Frances Franco, Carolina Armas-Bustamante

Lopez/Pelaez Family In Memory of Tony and Carolina Arminana


International Dermatology served as the event’s title sponsor, alongside presenting sponsor Andres Asion Foundation. Other sponsors include: Univision, Isaias Group, Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, Telemundo, Versailles, McArdle, Perez & Franco, SBS, Salubris Health, Vous Church among others.


“I’ve had the pleasure to witness the great work that St. Jude does for their patients and their families first-hand,” said Silvia Trinidad, CEO of International Dermatology. “I am wholeheartedly committed to St. Jude and their tireless work in the advancements of cancer research and treatment for children.”


Silvia Trinidad and Gloria Ordaz

Andres, Maria, Julian Asion

Laura Ledon Larrieu

Karen Duque - patient mother

Migbelis Castellanos and Carlos Adyan

Laura Larrieu, Frances Franco, Carolina Toledo, Jess Cerda, Carolina Armas Bustamante, Desi Valls Lebess, Luly Valls

Manny Rodriguez, Freddy Balsera, Manny Machado

Vilte Vaitkus, Sara Diab, Rola Diab


George Fraguio, Barbara Estela, Alejandra Castillo, Jon Ander Berto


Laura Larrieu, Frances Franco, Carolina Toledo, Jess Cerda, Carolina Armas Bustamante, Desi Valls Lebess, Luly Valls, Andres Asion


Gloria Ordaz


Migbelis Castellanos and Carlos Adyan


Brian, Paul, JoAnn, Jenny Palmer


More 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. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened in 1962. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands 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. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.


By ML Staff. Image Courtesy of St. Jude Miami

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