The Fanjul family and their company, Florida Crystals Corporation, will give another annual donation of $10,000 to Liga Contra el Cancer (League Against Cancer) during the non-profit’s signature 2011 fund raising drive.
“My family and our company, Florida Crystals, strongly believe in supporting the communities and helping to fund the work of community-based organizationslike Liga Contra el Cancer that give tremendous assistance to those in need,” said J. Pepe Fanjul, Florida Crystals’ vice chairman of the board, chief operating officer and president. “For more than three decades, Liga Contra el Cancer has provided quality medical care free of charge to Floridians who could not otherwise afford it. We are happy to be associated with an organization that does so much for so many people.”
Florida Crystals’ contribution will be presented at the non-profits well-known annual telethon on June 5, 2011 at the Miami-Dade Fair Expo Center. The telethon, which the charity says is the cornerstone of their annual fund raising drive, broadcasts from 5 p.m. to midnight and features singers, actors, bands and check presentations. For the 11th year, the popular Spanish-language television station Telemundo will give seven hours of prime time, which will mean Liga Contra el Cancer will reach more than half a million households.
Liga Contra el Cancer was founded in Miami in 1975 as a community-based, not-for-profit organization providing free medical care to Cancer patients in need. More than 350 board-certifiedphysiciansvolunteer their services to the not-for-profit organization.
Florida Crystals Corporation has been an active member of South Florida’s community since 1960. The Palm Beach-based sugar producer celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Starting from humble beginnings, the company has grown with its subsidiary, American Sugar Refining, the world’s largest sugar refining company, to be a global producer of sugar. Florida Crystals Corporation is led by Alfonso Fanjul and J. Pepe Fanjul.