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JOURNALIST AND TV HOST ERICK CUESTA BECOMES CELEBRITY AMBASSADOR
FOR MIAMI CHILDREN’S HEALTH FOUNDATION


The entertainment on-air talent to help support the fundraising and awareness initiatives for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and the foundation

MIAMI, March 29, 2016 – Miami Children’s Health Foundation is excited to announce that journalist and TV Host, Erick Cuesta will be recognized as a Community Ambassador for the foundation, which is the fundraising arm of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Cuesta will have an active role in regional outreach, supporting the foundation’s fundraising efforts and elevating its presence as the charity of choice in our community.

“During my visit to Nicklaus Children’s, I was touched by so many incredible children,” said Erick Cuesta. “I am honored to be a Community Ambassador for Miami Children’s Health Foundation and be an active voice to raise awareness of the foundation’s mission and the hospital’s world-class care for children of all ages.”

Cuesta is a panelist on "Sin rollo ni tapujos," a weekly segment on Univision’s national morning show, Despierta America, the number one morning show for Hispanic television in the U.S. He is also the Entertainment reporter at CNN en Español for the entertainment news show SHOWBIZ and acts as entertainment editor for Venue Magazine. Cuesta was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and began his career as a fashion and beauty expert.

The TV personality recently visited Nicklaus Children’s, bringing smiles to the patients and families at the hospital. “We are thrilled to have the support and commitment of the talented Erick Cuesta,” said Lucy Morillo, president and CEO of Miami Children’s Health Foundation. “He will be lending his time and talent to help raise funds and awareness for our foundation, and further our mission to bring hope and happiness to children in South Florida and around the world.”

To learn more information about Miami Children’s Health Foundation, please contact Lisbet Fernandez-Vina at 786.268.1845 or lisbet.fernandez-vina@mchf.org

About Miami Children’s Health Foundation
Miami Children’s Health Foundation (MCH Foundation) is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization established to support the creation of a world-class pediatric hospital so no child needs to leave South Florida for superior medical care. “Funding World-Class Care” and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care, MCH Foundation, now a part of the Miami Children’s Health System, has helped the 289-bed Nicklaus Children’s Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. Currently, MCH Foundation is dedicating all its resources to Together For The Children, The Campaign For Miami Children’s, which aims to raise $150 million by 2017 and help fund priorities such as the expansion of the Emergency Department, construction of a new Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, enhancements to its three centers of excellence, and expanding global/telehealth endeavors. Other campaign priorities include research, pediatric outreach and special programs.

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3), Charity number 59-1720704.