(Sarasota, FL) – (August 20, 2019) – The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation invites you to celebrate the courage of young cancer fighters as they make their runway debut at Fashion Funds the Cure Sarasota benefiting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The event is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, at The Mall at University Town Center in Center Court.
Fashion Funds the Cure brings the exciting world of runway fashion together with the dreams of pediatric cancer patients for an upbeat fashion show and silent auction. Guests will enjoy high fashion, delicious foods, and a cocktail reception. Approximately 300 guests are expected to attend the premier event.
At 2:00 p.m., the fashion show will highlight the latest fashions from Dillard’s, Lily Pulitzer, and Soft Surroundings just to name a few. During the first segment of the show, the audience will meet each featured pediatric cancer patient and learn about their hobbies and interests. The second segment will showcase the latest trends of the season. As a finale, each featured model will walk dressed as what they want to be when they grow up, walking with someone from that profession. The uplifting finale will be staged with music that complements each child’s dream.
Tickets are $50 benefiting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and can be purchased online. Funds raised will help fund clinical trials specifically designed for children.
Founded in 1991, The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is dedicated to funding clinical trials by collaborating with a network of cutting-edge hospitals across the nation to eliminate childhood cancer and fast track less-toxic, more targeted treatments and therapies.
The NPCF has received a perfect 100% score for financial health and transparency and is recognized as the top-rated cancer charity in the U.S. by Charity Navigator for two years in a row.
Why is this important?
• Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease among children.
• 43 children per day are expected to be diagnosed with cancer.
• Only 4% of the billions of dollars that are annually spent on cancer research and treatments are directed towards treating childhood cancer.
• More than 95% of those who survive childhood cancer will have a significant health related issue by the time they are 45 as a result of being treated with drugs designed for adults.
Specific Details & Ticket Information
Event: Fashion Funds the Cure benefitting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Date: Saturday, September 7
Location: The Mall at University Town Center in Center Court, 140 University Town Center Drive Sarasota, Florida, 34243
Time: Runway show begins at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: Public is invited to purchase tickets at NationalPCF.org or by calling 813-269-0955. Tickets are $50.
Sponsorship: Contact Dawn Zachman – Dzachman@nationalpcf.org
Media: Media is welcome. Contact Dawn Zachman to be added to the media list.
About the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation:
The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer through the Sunshine Project, the Foundation’s collaborative research initiative. By partnering with doctors and researchers from the country’s top institutions, the Sunshine Project is fast-tracking the development of new drugs and therapies that will ultimately lead to the cure of childhood cancers. For more information, visit www.NationalPCF.org
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