Thalía To Be Recognized At Latino Impact Summit For Humanitarian Work With Children, Women

The Latino Impact Summit event, organized by the PVBLIC and Ismael Cala, brings together dozens of Latin American leaders in the city of New York, to discuss alliances for the progress of Latin America, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Being this convention one of the few in Spanish-speaking ones that take place at the UN headquarters, the Mexican singer, actress and businesswoman Thalía will receive the Latin Impact Summit 2017 Award in recognition of her humanitarian work in favor of children, women and health campaigns in her more than 35 years of career.

Since 2004, Thalía has been an official celebrity ambassador and volunteer of March of Dimes, in order to support national fundraising and awareness campaigns. She has been a strong voice for March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign, March of Dimes Education and Health, March for Babies and also strategic alliances and media promotions for the same nonprofit organization.

She supported the The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and in May 2009; the superstar and her husband Tommy Mottola were recognized from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Miami for their support in children in need. 

Thalía is also a member of "ALAS Foundation," she has raised money for homeless youth in New York, participated in the Mexican Teleton, took humanitarian aid to Mexicans living in New York that were affected by Hurricane Sandy, and was also awarded with the "Your Voice Inspires Many" award by the Lyme Research Alliance.

There’s no doubt that her selfless hard work and dedication has helped thousands of people in need and she is a good and positive influence, plus one of the best representation of Hispanics in the United States.

In addition to Mexican telenovelas star, other personalities from the region will also be awarded:

Celia Daniel de Mizrahi - Latino Philanthropist of the Year Award

Facundo Garreton - Millennium Latin Leader of the Year Award

• Bettina Bulgheroni - Latin American Social Leadership Award

Palmas de Ixan - Prize for Latin American Sustainability

Cementos Progreso - Business Product Innovation Award

• Marcos Galperín - Latin American Entrepreneur of the Year Award

• Carlos Gutiérrez - Award for Latin American Excellence

"The completion of the Latino Impact Summit is a clear manifestation of our commitment to create awareness in Latin America, in the face of the challenges the world is facing and our potential to achieve change, with the new agenda, the 193 countries and the UN can generate a greater impact using our resources and connecting us through the media and the advancement of technology," said Sergio Fernández de Córdova, president of the PVBLIC Foundation.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call for action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. For his part, Ismael Cala, president of the foundation of the same name, said: "With three root problems on our backs -egoism, greed and apathy-, the world is torn between poverty, climate change, social inequality and the poor quality of education, let's call on leaders in all areas, to promote life and peace, and to guarantee a better future for new generations."

Among the leaders who will participate in the search for new opportunities and solutions for the region are Angelica Fuentes, president of Angélica Fuentes Foundation; Marcos Galperin, founder of Mercado Libre; Raúl de Molina, presenter of the "El Gordo y La Flaca" TV program; Carlos Bremer, president of Value Grupo Financiero; Margarita Herdocia, president of Genesis Developers; and Estrella Flores, CEO of the Montaigne Group.

Cala and its non-profit organization seeks to impact the communities of Latin America and the Caribbean, through the formation of adolescents in leadership and entrepreneurship; strengthen social development organizations that serve children and adolescents with cognitive disabilities and connect young people with our allies to promote their education and training.

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