I normally bring you guys news on the latest products or new SFX looks, but today I wanted to talk about a topic that is very personal to me. Recently I had an opportunity to attend St. Jude's Red Carpet for Hope. It was an elegant and amazing event held in the Trump National Doral located in Miami Fl. This event was taking place in three locations simultaneously; here in Miami, in Chicago, and in Minneapolis. The place was filled with people who had attended to help raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
I loved seeing all the joyous faces of the people in attendance, many of whom were cancer survivors themselves. Seeing them with nothing but bliss in their eyes filled me up with so much happiness. I truly experienced the Red Carpet treatment while I attended. Members of the press were treated to cocktails and a delicious dinner. I Even got a chance to see S.t. Jude patient Hailey from Delray Beach, perform one of her favorite songs, Miley Cyrus’ hit “When I Look At You.” There were also various auctions taking place, both silent and live, to raise money for Cancer research. Attendees raised more than $76,000 to help fund the lifesaving work of St. Jude, where no family ever receives a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food. Also, there was an exclusion presentation of the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, which was the first time being hosted in Miami. The celebrities were so inspiring at this event guys! Charlie Lapson, Hollywood celebrity designer helped accessorize the celebrities with his very own jewelry, and Renowned hair stylist Gabriel Samra also donated his time to help patient families get “Red Carpet Ready” by doing both their hair and makeup. I love seeing stars give back. Some other Celebrities who walked the red carpet included Felicia Mercado, Gabriel Valenzuela, Leslie Grace, Alberto Sardinas, Isaac Reyes, Adriana Lavat and Dra. Nancy Alvarez. The event was emceed by International actress Sissi Fleitas and Telemundo’s very own Raul Gonzalez, who also walked the red carpet.
In addition to the presenting sponsor, Municipio de Fomento, local sponsors included: International Dermatology, Charlie Lapson Collection, Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, Alejandro Plaza, Dark Horse, Selecta Magazine, MillerCoors, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Botran Aged Rum, and it Espresso Lounge. For more information visit stjude.org/redcarpetforhope
These types of events always make me feel so delighted knowing there are so many wonderful people in the world wanting to help these children overcome this disease. Cancer is a disease that affects anyone at any given moment, and I for one have always tried to help raise awareness for it. I even receive text alerts from St. Jude's regarding some of their patients. I always wanted to volunteer at the hospital and have fun with the children there, and one day paint the children's faces and show them how cool special FX makeup is. Bringing a smile to these children faces, and knowing that theres hope. Thats one of my dream goals for this year. All in all, I had a truly amazing time at the red carpet event and would love to attend again in the future. I'll keep you posted for more events hosted by S.t. Jude, and hopefully i'll see all of you.
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 deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands 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 or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
"Disclosure: I was personally Invited to attend 'St. Jude Childrens Reasearch Red Carpet for hope', but I was not compensated, or asked to write this post. The feelings expressed here, and words are 100% genuine. "