The young professionals group dedicated to raising awareness and funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Friends of St. Jude (FOSJ) Miami, chaired by Jeb Bush Jr., invited the South Florida community to its eighth annual International Dermatology “It’s All About the Kids” signature event, sponsored by the Andrés Asion Foundation. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, this year’s event was held at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami.
The “St. Jude Stephan Gutierrez Award” was presented to Andrés Asion for his philanthropic and humanitarian efforts. Asion, who is VP of Sales of Fortune International Group, got involved with charities at age 16. At 40, he is one of the youngest Miamians to have personally donated over $100,000 to a local charity, setting the bar high for this generation of philanthropists. “In many cases, St. Jude is the last hope for children suffering from cancer, who have previously not responded well to standard treatments. Many doctors send their toughest cases to St. Jude, as the hospital has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers,” said Asion. “St. Jude is at the forefront of developing new treatment options that are then shared freely with hospitals around the world.”
Friends of St. Jude has raised more than $600,000.00 to help ensure no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for their treatment, travel, housing or food. All of the evening’s proceeds benefit the children and families served by St. Jude. For more information stjude.org