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FASHION, WINE, SHOES AND FUNDRAISING BRING OUT SOUTH FLORIDA’S MOST FASHIONABLE IN SUPPORT OF MIAMI CHILDREN’S HEALTH FOUNDATION

MIAMI (January 5, 2016) - The 5th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes (WW&S) presented by Sergio Rossi  will gather more than 700 of South Florida’s most fashionable women to support Miami Children’s Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. This year’s event will take place on Friday, February 5, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami. The emcee will be seven-time Emmy Award winner, Maggie Rodriguez, and the event Co-chairs are Criselda Breene and Carola Pimentel.

“Miami Children’s Health Foundation is very proud to host one of the largest women’s fundraising events nationwide geared towards women who enjoy great style and supporting a noble cause. We are especially proud of this event, raising nearly $1.8 million since 2012 to support the children and families we serve at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital,” said Lucy Morillo, president & CEO, Miami Children’s Health Foundation.

During the event, Alessandra, a patient of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital will share her inspirational story and serve as guest of honor. Alessandra was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 10 and has undergone a series of treatments including a painful surgery to overcome her condition. She is now 16 years old, and with her spine aligned by rods and screws, she has decided to transform her experience into a positive by sharing her incredible journey. Click here to view her TED Talk.

WW&S Miami is the highest revenue-making Wine, Women & Shoes event from over 175 in the country. This sophisticated gathering will include a fashion show with the latest fashion from Oscar Carvallo Paris, wine tastings, a luxurious silent auction, and much more. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to shop from an exclusive Marketplace featuring top brands and local fashion boutiques. This year, guests can purchase a “Key to the Closet” special drawing ticket for a chance to win a Chopard ‘Happy Sport’ white gold and diamond women’s watch valued at $19,770.

This year’s Presenting Sponsor is Sergio Rossi. Other sponsors include: Fashion Show sponsor, Oscar Carvallo; Kickoff Reception sponsor, Molly Snyder; Key to the Closet sponsor, Chopard; Venue sponsor JW Marriot Marquis Miami; Centerpieces sponsor, Karla Conceptual Events; Wine & Spirits sponsor, Premier Beverage; Silent Auction sponsor, Nobili Milano; Shoe Guys sponsor, Del Monte Fresh Produce; Printing sponsor, Menu Men; Anti-Bacterial sponsor, Avior Airlines; Water Bottle sponsor, Shear Construction Co.; Compact sponsor, Jacqueline Silverman; Lip Balm sponsor, Miami Center for Aesthetics; and media sponsors include iHeart Media and Ocean Drive magazine.

For more information about the event or sponsorships, please contact Cristina Guerrero at 786.268.1845 (O) or Cristina.Guerrero@mchf.org or visit winewomenandshoes.com/miami.

For media interested in covering the event, please contact Erika Mayor at 305.632.7323 or Erika.Mayor@mchf.org.  #WWSMiami

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.