An Evening of Fashion and Entertainment

Benefits Project: New Born

Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Shimmer Ballroom
4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Celebrate an evening of elegance and fashion as Lanvin presents its first ever US fashion show hosted by Bal Harbour Shops to benefit Project: New Born. The evening pays special tribute to Project: New Born founder Schatzi Kassal as the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Medical Center announce the official renaming of the neonatal unit at Holtz Children’s Hospital to the Schatzi Kassal Project: New Born Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Festivities get underway with a VIP cocktail reception and silent auction. The Lanvin fashion show begins at 8:30 p.m., followed by dining, dancing and the Celebrity Chef Dessert Tasting. At 10 p.m. the Loving Lanvin Lounge opens and the Absolut After-Party will be in full swing. Suggested attire: Bal Harbour Chic. Honorary Hosts for the event are Melanie Cohen, Sharon Siegel, Cheryl Stephenson, Carolyn Travis and Robert Torres.

Sponsors include: Bal Harbour Shops and the Whitman Family; Lanvin; Grande Affaires; Southern Wine & Spirits; Absolut Vodka; Champagne Company; Bakehouse Art Complex; Crown Wine & Spirits; Leight Family;; Patty Daniels Photography; Rex III; One Bal Harbour; Blank Family Foundation; and Project: New Born Young Professionals.

Ticket prices are $350 for runway seats and $250. Call 305-866-1816 or email for more information.

About Project: New Born

37 years ago, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital was located in a small corner of the hospital. Today, the unit takes up an entire wing and is one of the foremost NICU’s anywhere. The growth of this medical treasure is due to the fundraising efforts of Project: New Born.

A non-profit organization founded in 1973 by Schatzi Kassal, Project: New Born maintains and supports the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Project: New Born Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Funds are raised for research and equipment, subsidizing salaries of key personnel and supporting advocacy programs pertaining to the well being of premature and high risk infants. The Project: New Born Neonatal Intensive Care Unit consists of 126 beds, including the Phyllis Simon Special Care Unit, plus a referral unit expressly for preemies requiring extremely complicated procedures bringing the total number of beds to 175. 2009 marks the 36th year for this organization.

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