Raul Alarcon to be honored by American Cancer Society


Raul AlarconThe American Cancer Society has named Spanish Broadcasting System President and CEO Raul Alarcon Jr. 2012 Gala Honoree for his continuous support to the South Florida community. He’ll be honored at the Annual Gala on Saturday April 21st at the InterContinental Miami.

A second generation broadcaster, Alarcon joined SBS as an account executive in 1983. He has been the President and a director since October 1985 and CEO since June 1994. He became the Chairman of the board of directors in 1999 and continues as President and CEO.

“To be recognized by the American Cancer Society is an honor which I would like to share with the millions of Hispanic entrepreneurs in America who are transforming our economy,” said Alarcon. “I am grateful and proud to represent the interests of the growing Hispanic business community around the nation.”

SBS owns and operates 21 Spanish-language radio stations in the top Latin markets in the United States and has expanded in recent years with the growth of SBS Entertainment and MegaTV.

Over 700 influential leaders of Miami’s social and corporate communities are expected for a night of elegance, exquisite food, and live entertainment. Chairpersons for this year’s black-tie fundraiser are Lourdes and Felipe Valls of Valls Group and Co-Chairs are Madeleine and Pedro Munilla of MCM Corp. Marile and Jorge Luis Lopez of Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs. This year’s presenting sponsor of the Cancer Society Gala is Florida Healthcare Plus.