SIU students participated in the annual gala of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital against cancer

Tuesday June 7, 2022

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• Seven students supported this great event that dispensed almost 20 million dollars with solidarity goals.

San Ignacio University students participated as volunteers in the gala held every year by St. Jude Hospital and the FedEx company to raise funds for research and cures for children suffering from cancer.

The “FedEx St. Jude Angels & Stars Gala” was held on the night of May 21st, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami. All efforts raised around 20 million dollars in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases are studied.

This gala, which took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami, has a ticket valued at approximately $1,000 and featured artists such as Stephanie Himonidis, Myrka DeLlanos, Pamela Silva, CNCO, Jessie Rodriguez, DJ Africa, and other celebrities.

The role of the SIU students was to help in the organization of the space and the reception of the special guests. They were Maria Ballesteros (BA Hospitality Management), Maria Conde (BA International Business), Maria de Andrade (MBA Human Resources Management), Federica Arabia (MBA Human Resources Management), Katherine Aguilar (BA Marketing), Deborah Slater (BA Business) and Thamara Mejia (MBA International Business).

San Ignacio University contacted the organizers of the event, trained the students, and coordinated the logistics for their participation in the event. “It is important to San Ignacio University that our students participate in these events as volunteering can provide a boost to their self-confidence, and self-esteem and add satisfaction to their lives while doing good for others and the community,” said Sheyla Obando, Student Services Coordinator at SIU. It should be noted that each semester, our students must volunteer 10 hours as part of their training in Social Responsibility at San Ignacio University, an aspect that connects them with social commitment and work for the well-being of the community.