Sipping cocktails, shopping fashionable goods, and supporting University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital—what could be better on a Friday night? A few tickets remain for the 7th annual FashionFest on Nov. 15, at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot.
What to Expect from FashionFest
You’ll make your way through the Marketplace all while enjoying wine tasting, culinary delights, and mingling with charming Wingmen, sponsored by Minnesota’s own Red Wing Shoes. Bring your best bag—and your pocketbook—as you’ll shop the season’s upcoming trends from more than 20 of the Twin Cities’ top boutiques. Featured boutiques include Bumbershute, Cambria USA, Deck’d, Dugo, Fisher + Baker, Goldfine Jewelry, Hammer Made, J. Hilburn, Jodi Mayers & Style Partners, J. McLaughlin, Kittenish, Love Your Melon, Luya Shoes, Melly, Red Wing Shoes, Ribnick Luxury Outerwear, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, Statement Boutique, Stephanie’s, Through Jimmy’s Eyes, UNRL, and Woodchuck.
Amelia Santaniello, WCCO anchor, will be on hand to kick off the inspiring program featuring heartwarming stories from our pediatric patients. Later that night, you will have the opportunity to bid on live auction lots featuring sought-after experiences and one-of-a-kind packages. The evening culminates with a star-studded fashion show, presented by Moore Creative Talent, featuring more than 100 looks and some of Minnesota’s hottest celebrities including numerous local television and sports personalities—Kyle and Jordan Rudolph, and Carly and Jason Zucker. Country singer Jesse James Decker and her husband, former Minnesota Gopher and NFL player Eric Decker, will be featuring their apparel line, Kittenish, at FashionFest, too. Guests cap off the event with dancing and desserts at the Maxwell Healthcare Associates After Party.
Proceeds Benefit Hospital Patients and Families
Proceeds from the evening’s festivities benefit life-changing programs and services for patients and their families at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. University of Minnesota’s Masonic Children’s Hospital is Minnesota’s only children’s hospital affiliated with an academic medical center and consistently ranked among the top Best Children’s Hospital in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro by U.S. News & World Report. Masonic Children’s Hospital was the first to accomplish a successful pediatric blood and marrow transplant, the first infant heart transplant in Minnesota, and the first pediatric cochlear ear implant surgery.
To date, more than $1 million has been raised for patient and family programs including art and music therapy, parent date nights and family movie nights, massage and therapy services, birthplace gifts for new mothers, and spa days. This year, funds will support the new TUFFY Hospital Facility Dog program, launched with funding from KLN Family Brands. Funding for these services and programs is dependent entirely on philanthropy.
Join sponsors and community partners including TCF, UBS, Briggs & Morgan PA, for a fabulous night and great cause. For more information, visit our event website or view photos from our 2018 event here.