August 13, 2018
Starlite 2018 has experienced its most magical and special night: the celebration of the Ninth Edition of the Starlite Gala, which has brought together more than sixty national and international stars, as well as personalities from the business, social and cultural world who have come to support with their presence and contribution to the most important charity Gala in Spain. One more year, there were moments full of emotion that accompanied the most involved and committed auction that, once again, donated all the proceeds to the foundations Children in Happiness and Tears & Favors, which they later will be distribute among various initiatives. This year, the Starlite Foundation has donated to the Foundation, I Want a Job, that helps women find work. With the funds raised through the charity concert "Tribute to Women", which will take place in Starlite on August 17, the first office will be opened in Madrid.
The hosts of the Gala Starlite, Antonio Banderas and Sandra García-Sanjuán, who wore an elegant design by Elie Saab, designer who collaborated in this edition of the Gala, in addition to her Sarkany shoes, brand owned by Antonella Rocuzzo, wife of the Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi, and Sofía Balbi, wife of Uruguayan international Luis Suarez. The duo greeted more than four hundred attendees last night, thanking them for their collaboration and presence in a unique night with record numbers that will undoubtedly change the lives of thousands of people due to the commitment and contributions of each of them.
And those children, their dreams, were presented in a beautiful way that opened the Starlite Gala, a tribute in which hundreds of balloons were thrown, representing those dreams, they flew high, as tall as those of the little ones that would be helped with the proceeds from the gala.
The night began with a very special welcome from Antonio Banderas, who thanked all attendees for their commitment and collaboration, and announced the performances of the night.
Comedian Carlos Latre has been, once again, an exceptional presenter of this emotional gala in which, accompanied by the model and Argentine businesswoman Valeria Mazza, has offered with his humor some of the greatest moments and anecdotes, including his already famous imitations of artists like Luis Miguel, Maná, Raphael and Manolo García.
Sandra García-Sanjuán, co-host of the Gala Starlite with Antonio Banderas, dedicated a few words after the presentation of the foundation which she chairs with Alejandra Aleman, "Children in Joy", and in which she stated that "25,000 children have been schooled thanks to this project. The most wonderful power that great celebrities have, that inspire others, is to contribute to transform the world, and that is the dream of the Starlite Foundation. ". Moreover, she also thanked the press for "spreading the message, because thanks to them everyone knows what Starlite is," and to the sponsors Ford, Schweppes, Viña Esmeralda, Maxxium, Unicaja Foundation and Costa del Sol Tourism, for Your support for the Starlite Gala project. Sandra García-Sanjuán closed her speech with emotion, thanking Antonio Banderas, "a great friend and person, there should be more like him in the world".
GALA STARLITE AWARDS 2018
Isabel Gemio: Recognized journalist and presenter of television and radio, in 2008 creates the Isabel Gemio Foundation for the Research of Muscular Dystrophies and other Rare Diseases with the aim of contributing to accelerate the investigation for this type of diagnosis in those aspects that may have an impact on the development and application of curative treatments to patients. Santiago Segura and the Kimpel sisters were in charge of giving the award to the journalist. "On behalf of our Foundation, thank you very much, because many people feel it is theirs. We are a small and humble foundation with many extraordinary people who have helped us grow for ten years, in which we have already achieved six projects with public hospitals. All foundations find it difficult to obtain funding and events like this are necessary. Science is what makes us move forward, we must bet on it”, said an emotional Isabel last night at the event.
Juanes: Singer, composer, musician and Colombian social leader very committed to childhood and youth of his country created the Mi Sangre Foundation with the aim of co-creating protective environments where children and youth can discover and exercise their powers as builders of peace through psychosocial accompaniment to victims of all kinds of violence, with a preventive focus on education for peace through art and play. Juanes picked up his prize last night from Antonio Banderas and David Bisbal: "We have worked for children and adolescent victims of violence in Colombia. The hope that Colombia will one day achieve peace is my dream", said the artist.
Miguel Ríos: The legendary Spanish rock singer has recently been awarded the International City of Córdoba for Peace Award - Antonio Gala of Fine Arts in the Music category, which has distinguished the long career of the Granada-born musician recognizing his influence and work with the following generations through music and language without borders, with which he reached the whole world with his famous adaptation of Beethoven's "Hymn of Joy".
Olivia Palermo: One of the most influential women in the world of fashion, trends and lifestyle. Designer, model, influencer and ambassador of numerous causes of solidarity. The multidisciplinary businesswoman takes advantage of her global image to support numerous charitable causes of which she is an ambassador, in addition to allocating part of her royalties to different solidarity projects. Santiago Segura, Miriam Giovanelli and Bo Derek presented the award to the New Yorker, who highlighted the great honor of being at the Gala and recognizing her work with children.
Bettina Bulgheroni: Argentinean businesswoman President of Fundación Educando that is destined to develop and implement literacy and education programs for communities with fewer opportunities, promoting a real improvement in their quality of life and development. Sandra García-Sanjuán and Sharon Corr presented the award to the Argentine: "Always a recognition makes us happy, and this is my case, because it reinforces our commitment to help others. I know that Argentina where poverty has a face of suffering, sadness and pain, because they no longer have dreams. In the Foundation we are helping 100,000 young people from Creole and Aboriginal communities, and we will continue working and fighting for them. "
Oriol Mitjá: Dr. Oriol Mitjà, renowned medical researcher. Thanks to his work, Pian will be eradicated, a skin disease that punishes hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged children in Africa and the Pacific, in the year 2020, becoming the second disease, after smallpox, to be eradicated. from the face of the earth. He specializes in infectious diseases and neglected tropical skin diseases. The recognition was given by Ainhoa Arteta, Irene Villa and Agustín Bravo, in their words of thanks, Mitjá said: "Our project aims to eradicate the Pian, which is the second eradication of a disease, the drug is already being distributed. "
AN AUCTION FULL OF ART AND EXCLUSIVE LIFESTYLE EXPERIENCES
The gala had again for, one more year, its traditional live auction in which they presented objects and unique experiences, such as a guitar signed by Antonio Banderas along with a drawer signed by all the artists of the Gala, works of art by distinguished artists, such as,Elisabeth Ollé Curiel, "Classicism in Miami", an in oil on canvas that was acquired for 20,000 euros by Antonio Banderas, "El Solitario", by the famous contemporary art sculptor Pepe Monserrate, the work "Puente Naranja Reflejado" by the renowned artists Los Carpinteros, which represent one of the most creative and original artistic movements and that was purchased for 40,000 euros, the oil on linen cloth by Andrés Mérida from Malaga, "Farruca de Palacio", works of José Luis Puche, the work "One" by the Mexican artist, Bibiana Donet, and a very special painting painted by the same Antonio Banderas himself, accepting the challenge of Carlos Latre and that was actioned of for 20,000 euros.
In addition, unique experiences were auctioned, such as an exclusive trip to Chile offered by Nuba, the pioneer firm in the design of exclusive trips, a year of care at the prestigious beauty center Maribel Yébenes, a day at one of the luxury yachts offered by Puerto Banús, with chef Dani García's tasting menu on board, finally a week at Healthhouse Las Dunas, with a health program and a Deluxe room.
Fundación Starlite- Starlite Gala
The Starlite Gala was born in 2010, to raise funds for charitable causes, mainly for the Lágrimas and Favores Foundations, created by Antonio Banderas and Niños en Alegría, founded by Sandra García-Sanjuán and Alejandra Alemán. The Gala has the support of national and international personalities from the cultural, social and business world. The Gala is financed with sponsors and 100% of the funds raised are allocated to the supported foundations. Throughout its previous editions, Starlite Gala has raised more than two and a half million euros that have been distributed among projects of 12 foundations. In the coming days, as soon as all the proceeds are closed and collected, the collection figures of this edition will be announced.
The Starlite Foundation is an international philanthropic platform whose objective is to improve the education, health and living conditions of communities, families and children without resources. Support solidarity organizations and causes led by personalities whose determination, dedication and personal involvement are an inspiration. They take advantage of their fame, influence and media power to actively help, lending their amplifying voice to those who are not listened to. These stars are a light that guides many to follow their example, managing to change thousands of lives and making the world a better place.
Sponsors of this edition: FORD, SCHWEPPES, VIÑA ESMERALDA, MAXXIUM, COSTA DEL SOL and UNICAJA. Collaborators: NAVIDUL, LANJARÓN, ASISA, UBER, LAUFEN, ISDIN, and ELITE SPAIN, ECOVIDRIO
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