5th Annual Fashion Gives Back
Benefiting Miami Children's Health Foundation
In addition to the dazzling runway show, the event also counted with some special guests, including Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones, who assisted in the program by announcing the names of raffle winners. The guest of honor however, was Nicklaus Children’s Hospital patient Astry, who came out at the end of the fashion show and brought all guests to their feet when she walked the runway. Astry was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was 3 months old, and it wasn’t until she was 4 years old 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.
Serving as this year’s honorary chairs for Fashion Gives Back were Farrell and Patel, Attorneys at Law, while event founder Ricky Patel served as co-chair alongside Zak Mann. Other 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 others.