'Family' thesp will be feted by the org

Danny Thomas undoubtedly would have been a fan of “Modern Family.”

Rico Rodriguez, the stylish young star of ABC’s domestic laffer, is sure to be a draw for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at its second annual Estrellas por la Vida (Stars for Life) fund-raiser, set for April 15 at Club Nokia.

The 12-year-old moppet will be feted by the org for his budding efforts as a philanthropist and his work on behalf of pediatric health care issues. Event will feature live perfs by jazz great Arturo Sandoval and pop star Gustavo Galindo. Rodriguez’s older sister, Disney Channel thesp Raini Rodriguez, will be on hand to present his kudo.

Founded by Thomas, St. Jude opened its doors in 1962 in Memphis, Tenn., with the operating principle that “no child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.”

More info: Stjude.org

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