Photo: Latino Stars Come Out for St. Jude
Singers Juan Luis Guerra, David Bisbal and Juanes performed in Miami at the 10th annual fundraising gala for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Dominican singer-songwriter Guerra was honored Saturday night during the gala for St. Jude, one of the leading pediatric cancer research and treatment centers in the United States, receiving a plaque from Juanes and model Daisy Fuentes.
Guerra praised St. Jude, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and thanked all those who support his foundation in the Dominican Republic.
The foundation “helps burned children” and elderly people “who do not stop being children at an advanced age,” Guerra said.
Juanes, for his part, said he was extremely impressed by St. Jude’s work, noting that the hospital helps Hispanic families and people in Latin America.
“Fortunately, there are places like St. Jude that help you, not just at the medical level, but financially, because there are many families that do not have a way of paying for these programs,” Juanes said.
David Bisbal said he wanted to help the cause, performing “Almeria” at the gala, which cost $400 per person to attend.
Singers like Juanes and Juan Luis Guerra always “try to associate music with charitable events and benefits,” Bisbal told Efe.