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MIAMI (February 8, 2016) – A record-breaking year was set with more than 700 of South Florida’s most fashionable women attending the 5th Annual Wine, Women & Shoes (WW&S) presented by Sergio Rossi on February 5 at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. This fashion-driven event is geared towards women, and benefits the children and families at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. WW&S Miami is the highest revenue-making Wine, Women & Shoes event from more than 175 in the country.

“This year’s event was indeed record-breaking, and I cannot thank our chairs, Criselda Breene and Carola Pimentel, enough. Their support truly helped gather our community’s most charitable and fashionable women all under one roof for a great cause,” said Lucy Morillo, president & CEO, Miami Children’s Health Foundation.

This sophisticated gathering was emceed by seven-time Emmy Award-winner, Maggie Rodriguez, and included a fashion show by Oscar Carvallo Paris who presented his never-before-seen Fall/Winter 2016 collection and latest avant-garde designs. Guests enjoyed wine tastings, a luxurious silent auction, and shopping at the exclusive marketplace featuring unique local boutiques. One lucky guest, Jordan Claure, won the “Key to the Closet” special drawing, featuring a Chopard ‘Happy Sport’ white gold and diamond women’s watch valued at $19,770.

During a special moment at the event, Alessandra, a Nicklaus Children’s patient and guest of honor, shared her inspirational story. 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 decided to transform her experience into a positive by sharing her incredible journey. Click here to view her MCH Foundation Patient of the Month video.

The event also marked the anticipated debut of the Oscar Carvallo Fall/Winter 2016 collection. The luxury brand recently celebrated the opening of its new atelier in Miami’s trendy Design District in December 2015. The debut was even more special as guest of honor, Alessandra walked the runway as part of the closing to the show and received a standing ovation. 

This year’s Presenting Sponsor was Sergio Rossi. Other sponsors included: Fashion Show sponsor, Oscar Carvallo; Kick-off Reception sponsor, Molly Snyder; Key to the Closet sponsor, Chopard; Venue sponsor, JW Marriot Marquis Miami; Marketplace sponsor, Chowdhury Family Foundation & Ravneet Chowdhury, Esq; Centerpieces sponsor, Karla Conceptual Event Experiences; Wine & Spirits sponsor, Break Thru Beverage; Silent Auction sponsor, Nobili Milano; Shoe Guys sponsor, Del Monte Fresh Produce; Printing sponsor, Menu Men; Anti-Bacterial sponsor, Avior Airlines; Nail File sponsor, Physicians to Children; Water Bottle sponsor, Shear Construction Co.; Compact sponsor, Jacqueline Silverman; Lip Balm sponsor, Miami Center for Aesthetics; and Ice Wine sponsor, Cudesso, Dadeland Mall and HSN; media partners include Ocean Drive magazine and iHeart Media.

For more information about the event, please contact Cristina Guerrero at 786.624.2984 (O) or, or visit #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.