MIAMI, FL - MAY 14: Richard Marx and Daisy Fuentes attends the FedEx / St Jude Angels and Stars Gala at Hotel InterContinental on Sunday May 14, 2016 in Miami, Florida. ( Photo by Johnny Louis / jlnphotography.com )
Stars shined on downtown Miami on Saturday, May 14, when just over 500 guests filled the InterContinental Hotel to celebrate the carnival-themed 14 annual FedEx/St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala. Thanks to events like this one, families never receive a bill from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. the event raises $1 million dollars for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The evening recognized Cuban-born American
This year, the evening was happy to welcome back gala co-founder & model and entrepreneur Daisy Fuentes, whose husband, legendary Grammy Award winner Richard Marx, performed a special set for the crowd. Guests also dined & danced the night away to a lively set by Venezuelan pop duo Chino y Nacho, with DJ Mauricio Parra spinning late into the evening. The event was all in the name of the lifesaving mission of St. Jude, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancers and other life-threatening diseases.
Additionally, Miami based business woman and philanthropist Patty Gutierrez was also honored for her longtime fundraising work with St. Jude. Gutiérrez’s son Stephan is a former St. Jude patient who at the age of 11 was diagnosed with a rare cancerous tumor in his stomach. Stephan, now 21, is finished with treatment and is currently pursuing a college degree in Boston and returns to St. Jude for checkups annually.
Patty Gutierrez was was quoted sayinf during her acceptance speech “As a mother of a St Jude cancer survivor, I’m deeply touched by the live saving mission of the hospital,” said Gutierrez “I have experienced firsthand the darkness of the cancer. St Jude gave me my son’s live back, and also gave me the opportunity to help brighten up the lives of other families that are going through difficult times.”
The lively event was co-hosted by actress and TV personality Karla Monroig and Enrique Santos, host of the nationally syndicated “Enrique Santos Show” on Univision Radio. Additional presenters included actress Elizabeth Gutierrez and CNN’s Ismael Cala. The gala counted with the support of some television and music’s brightest stars, including Alberto Sardiñas, Alejandro Chabán, Alexandra Pomales, Candela Ferro, Enrique Acevedo, Francisca Lachapel, Franser Pazos, Irma Martínez, Jomari Goyso, Jorge Bernal, Khotan Fernández, Luis Alfonso Borrego, Oscar Serrano, Paula Arcila, Poncho de Anda, Raúl González, Scarlet Gruber, Tony Dandrades, Ximena Córdoba, Maity Interiano, Alina Robert and Zuleyka Rivera to name a few.
In the past, the gala has honored some of the most recognized and celebrated artists in Latin music and entertainment for their humanitarian work, such as Don Francisco, Romero Britto, Juanes, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Luis Fonsi, Juan Luis Guerra, Tommy and Thalia Mottola, Chef Adrianne Calvo and Coach Don Shula.
This year’s gala sponsors include: FedEx Express, Gutierrez Family Foundation, Mosteiro Family Foundation, Carnival Foundation, Gloria Estefan Foundation, Neutrogena, Zoological Wildlife Foundation, Anthony Abraham Foundation, International Dermatology Institute, Grupo CIMA, Yezz, Del Monte Fresh Produce, Diario Las Américas, Univision Radio, C-ComGroup Inc., American Tower Corporation, Arteasan, Arven Financial, Ernst & Young, HSBC, Omnicom Media Group, Rana Furniture, Wellmax, Tu-Be Global Spirits, FUNKSHION, Event Design Group, Nuage Designs, Ocean Drive Magazine, Casa Diris and The Dream Team Agency.
According to Venus Williams representative for The 2013 Australian Open she will be dressing herself by wearing her own design collection by EleVen. Venus is know for her on the court power play and for her fashion statement wear on the court. Her dress for the 2013 Australia Open is being describe as a Cross Court Floral dress watercolor design in aqua, peach, cream, and white with thin black contrast binding at the bust, waistline, and sleeves giving it special detailing.
Swim Week makes its way back to Miami again with events that are perfect compliments to the summer HEAT. The week’s events of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim will take place at the Raleigh Hotel and the Swim and Lingerie Show 2011 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. This year’s Mercedes-Benz Presents Designer is feature over twenty three designer from A.CHÃ, AQUA DI LARA, BEACH BUNNY SWIMWEAR, CAFFÃ‰ SWIMWEAR, CIA.MARÃTIMA, CRYSTAL JIN, DIESEL, DINEILA BRAZIL, DOLORES CORTÃ‰S, KOOEY SWIMWEAR AUSTRALIA, L*SPACE BY MONICA WISE, LISA BLUE, LULI FAMA, LUXE BY LISA VOGEL, MARA HOFFMAN SWIM, NICOLITA, NORMA KAMALI SWIMWEAR, POKO PANO, RED CARTER, SONIA VERA SWIMWEAR, WHITE SANDS AUSTRALIA, WILDFOX SWIM and a GROUP SHOW. Other events include American Black film Festival (ABFF) July 6-9 and Zo’s Summer Groove (ZSG) 15th Anniversary July 22-24
Bombshell Pamela Anderson has turned back the clock by slipping into her infamous sexy red swimsuit again that make her famous during Baywatch T.V. Show; with caution tape wrapped around her legs during Funkshion Fashion Week in Miami Beach. Â At least 14 years had passed since Pam was jogging in the beach sand with her red suit saving live.
Vallery Magazine: Rosci and Trina walking the Pink Carpet during the Think Pink Rocks charity concert benefiting breast cancer. featuring recording artists from SRC Records/Universal, AKON, Melanie Fiona, Shontelle, DJ Cassidy, Kardinal Offishall, DJ Webstar and American Yard. | V iphone video by: Johnny Louis/jlnFilms