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Latino Daily News

Wednesday April 6, 2011

Kate Del Castillo and Rico Rodriguez to be Honored by St. Jude’s Hospital

Kate del Castillo, from the Telemundo show “La Reina del Sur” and Rico Rodriguez, from the Emmy award-winning show “Modern Family,” will be honored at the 2nd Annual St. Jude ‘Estrellas por la Vida’ (Stars for Life) gala on April 15, 2011,

The event, which benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital gives back to kids who are battling cancer and other catastrophic diseases at St. Jude, the nation’s top ranked children’s cancer hospital.

The star-studded evening will also feature many of today’s top Latin and main-stream celebrities who will walk the red carpet in support of St. Jude, such as Christian de la Fuente, Eduardo Yanez,Beto Cuevas, Cristian Chavez, and Jessica Maldonado among others.  Guests will enjoy live performances by renowned jazz trumpet master and classical musician Arturo Sandoval and rock-pop superstar in the making Gustavo Galindo. Riani Rodriguez,Rico’s older sister and actress, will serve as one of the award presenters for the Estrellas por la Vida gala. 

The evening will honor Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, from the Telemundo mini-series “La Reina del Sur,” for her international humanitarian efforts.  Estrellas por la Vida will also recognize Rico Rodriguez for his work as a young philanthropist and supporter of pediatric healthcare and the local community

St. Jude has made great discoveries in how to treat deadly childhood diseases like cancer, saving the lives of kids around the world. 

Through its International Outreach Program (IOP), St. Jude has clinics in 15 countries including Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Ecuador, Chile and Brazil.