Multiple fashion shows were held on May 19 to raise funds for important causes, including education and children’s behavioral health. The HATS off to Children fundraiser was hosted by the Del Mar Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary to benefit the Eating Disorders/Medical Behavioral Unit at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. The event included a fashion show with the theme of finding the perfect hat for Opening Day at the Races at Del Mar. The Fashion 4 Passion & Purpose event presented eco-friendly fashion and was hosted by the Miraclecatcher Foundation to benefit schools and nonprofits in seven countries. National designers also competed for a spot at Fashion Week San Diego.
Multiple fashion shows hosted on May 19 raised funds for important causes, including education and children’s behavioral health. The exemplary day included many runway styles from local boutiques and artists as well as national designers competing for a spot at Fashion Week San Diego.
HATS off to Children
Chapeau fashion was celebrated at the 20th annual HATS off to Children fundraiser hosted by the Del Mar Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. This luncheon and fashion show was held at Dolce in Rancho Santa Fe on May 19 to benefit the Eating Disorders/Medical Behavioral Unit at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.
Before the fashion show began, the unit chair, Susan Darnall, welcomed the group which included event chairs Leticia Smith and Marina Tsvyk. Andrea Naversen, who is editor-at-large at Ranch and Coast Magazine, received a special award. She was the recipient of this year’s Top Hat Award because she co-founded “Hats Off to Children” 20 years ago and has been a member of the Del Mar Unit since 1994. Dr. Tammy Maginot, Ph.D., who is a Pediatric Psychologist and Director of the Medical Behavioral Unit in Psychology, discussed how important this fundraiser was for the behavioral health work done at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.
The crowd eagerly awaited the Fashion Show which began after a delicious lunch. The theme was finding the perfect hat for Opening Day at the Races at Del Mar. Co-owners Rochelle Johnson and Sheree Bergthold of TRE Boutique brought fashions from their two locations in Del Mar and Encinitas. These stylish fashions were topped with hats by Diana Cavagnaro and Jennifer Buckley. Tassel & Rock and Amy Joy Jewelry finished the models’ look.
Net proceeds benefit the Behavioral Health Initiatives at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. For more information go to: rchadelmar.org.
Fashion 4 Passion
Fashion 4 Passion & Purpose presented an evening of eco-friendly fashion on May 19 at Morgan Run Club & Resort in Rancho Santa Fe. This event was hosted by the Miraclecatcher Foundation which benefits two schools and three nonprofits in seven countries. The Mistress of Ceremonies was Micaela Bellopede, who is the founder of the Miraclecatcher Foundation.
The fashion show began with a silent auction of the eco-friendly garments including a dress made entirely of recycled plastic bottles by designer Jnissi Bogarin. She also won first prize at the fashion show. The other designers were Marisa De Lecce, who used recycled denim to create her fashions; and emerging designers Courtney Allegra and Chynna Pope.
Net proceeds benefit the Miraclecatcher Foundation. For more information go to: .
To end with a flourish, the fashion shows on May 19 demonstrated that fashion can be used as a powerful tool to raise funds for important causes. From children’s behavioral health to education and eco-friendly initiatives, the fashion industry is making a positive impact on society.