Children battling cancer take center stage with Fashion Funds the Cure at SouthPark

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 2:00pm


SouthPark invites the community to celebrate the courage of young cancer fighters as they make their runway debut at Fashion Funds the Cure, benefitting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 21 in Center Court.

Fashion Funds the Cure brings the vibrant world of runway fashion together with the dreams of pediatric cancer patients for an upbeat and inspiring fashion show. Guests will enjoy a luncheon at noon with delicious food provided by California Pizza Kitchen. 

At 2 p.m., the fashion show will highlight the latest fashions from Athleta, Dillard’s and Lilly Pulitzer. 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 a local community member in their preferred profession. The uplifting finale will be staged with music that complements each child’s dream.

Tickets are $50 for the fashion show or $75 for the fashion show and luncheon. All proceeds will benefit the 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.

Why is this important?

  • Cancer is the No. 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 21
Luncheon begins at noon and runway show starts at 2 p.m.

Location:            
SouthPark – Center Court
4400 Sharon Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28211

Tickets:               
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. Please contact Haley Sheram at hsheram@emailbrave.com or 404.233.3993 for access.

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