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Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s ‘Fashion That Heals’

Catwalk for a Cause

The fourth annual fashion show and champagne luncheon will create healthier futures for North County mothers and babies

Oceanside CA—Philanthropic fashionistas can mark their calendars and prepare to give back in style at Tri-City Hospital Foundation’s fourth annual Fashion That Heals. Focusing on the expansion and refurbishment of Tri-City Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which is the only Level III facility in North County equipped to care for newborns in the most critical condition, the fashion show and champagne luncheon will be held on Sat., May 2 at the chic Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa.fashion_that_heals-2015-logo

In Fashion That Heals tradition, the highlight of the event will be a fashion show featuring looks from local boutiques and designers and starring Tri-City physicians, nurses and employees. Before and after models hit the runway, guests will be able to enjoy an expansive fashion trunk show and a bigger-than-ever live auction for prizes including getaways, beauty services, jewelry, experiences and more. Back by popular demand, the “Pick a Purse” opportunity drawing gives lucky winners the chance to go home with a designer handbag of their choice – along with hundreds of dollars in high-end prizes. Opportunity drawing tickets are available via the Foundation office for $20 each, and participants do not need to be present to win.

We had a wonderful turnout in 2014 and raised more than $105,000 for women’s cardiac health services as a result,” said Event Co-Chair Ellen Stotmeister. “With mothers and babies as a focus, we look forward to another successful, productive event and promoting better health for North County’s littlest citizens.”

“Fashion That Heals is a must-attend for local philanthropists,” commented Co-Chair Angela Colucci. “Men and women alike can relate to the event and feel good knowing they are building a brighter future for generations to come. Tri-City Medical Center’s NICU is uniquely equipped to begin with, and we can’t wait to add to its abilities even further with the help of our community.”

Bridget Naso, an NBC7 Reporter who specializes in Military Coverage, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the event. In addition to her multiple Emmy nominations, Naso has been honored with a Health Hero Award from local Combined Health Agencies for her volunteer efforts with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. A passionate contributor to philanthropic causes, Naso has devoted her time to organizations including the MDA, Children’s Miracle Network and Helen Woodward Animal Center.

Registration is now open for event tickets, which are $125 each, and sponsorships of all levels. To purchase or learn more, visit www.tricityhospitalfoundation.org or call (760) 940-3370. For more details on sponsoring Fashion That Heals 2015 or future Tri-City Hospital Foundation events, contact Rosella Saucier at SaucierR@tcmc.com or (760) 940-3597.

About Tri-City Hospital Foundation

For more than 50 years, Tri-City Hospital Foundation has served as a link between the community and the hospital. Since its inception in 1964, the Foundation has provided over $45 million in grants to Tri-City Medical Center. Many of the hospital’s most mission-critical facilities have been supported in whole or part by Foundation initiatives.  For more information or to become a donor, please visit www.tricityhospitalfoundation.org.

About Tri-City Medical Center

Tri-City Medical Center has served its community for over 50 years and is full service, acute-care hospital in Oceanside, Calif. with a primary care clinic and over 500 physicians practicing in 60 specialties. Its Gold Seal of Approval® from the Joint Commission recognizes its commitment to safe and effective patient care for the residents of the community it serves. It operates the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in North County as well as an Orthopaedic & Spine Institute and Cardiovascular Health Institute; along with the Tri-City Wellness Center in Carlsbad, Calif., recognized as one of the best wellness centers in San Diego County. It also specializes in women’s health, robotic surgery, cancer and emergency care.  Selected from over 5,700 hospitals, Tri-City Medical Center has been recognized as an innovator in medical treatments, research, technology and care delivery as well as an anchor of health in the country. For more information about Tri-City Medical Center and Tri-City Healthcare District, please visit www.tricitymed.org.

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