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FASHION AND YOUNG PHILANTHROPIST CELEBRATE NICKLAUS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT THE 5th ANNUAL FASHION GIVES BACK EVENT  

MIAMI – (October 5, 2016) - Miami Children’s Young Ambassadors (MCYA), the young professionals group at Miami Children’s Health Foundation hosted a youthful and vibrant crowd at The Moore Building to celebrate the 5th annual Fashion Gives Back on Sept. 29. The fashion-forward crowd of nearly 400 sipped on crafted cocktails while watching the season’s latest fashion from Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour. This yearly fashion show brings together the foundation’s young ambassadors and professionals who serve as advocates for children’s causes and awareness for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

This year’s honorary chairs were Farrell and Patel, Attorneys at Law, and the co-chairs were Ricky Patel and Zak Mann.  During a special portion of the event, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital patient Astry walked the runway as a special guest and shared her story with guests. Astry was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was 3 months old, and it wasn’t until she was 4 that she was able to take her first steps. She was supposed to be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life, but after undergoing 10 years of therapy at Nicklaus Children’s, Astry is now able to walk with the assistance of a walker.

This year’s Fashion Gives Back sponsors included Coral Gables Kitchen & Bath, First Service Residential, FPL, Hotwire Communications, JP Morgan, ParkOne of Florida, REM Hospitality, East Hotel, RPJ, Inc., Stellar Adjusting, Super Restorations, Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, A&M Productions, MG Catering, Waste Management, Miami Design District, Miami Modern Luxury Magazine and Worldmedia Interactive, among other. For more information next year’s event visit mchf.org/fashiongivesback or contact Rebecca Interian at 786.624.2892 or rebecca.interian@mchf.org.

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 740 attending physicians and over 220 pediatric subspecialists. 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. For more information, please visit www.mchf.org.

 

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