The Runway Raises More Than $160,000

Proceeds Support the Integrative Health Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Published on in CHOP News

The venue at The RunwayThe Runway, a contemporary, lunchtime fashion show presented by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), raised more than $160,000 to support the featured beneficiary of the 2017 Daisy Days fundraising campaign, Integrative Health.

More than 375 donors, clinicians and friends of CHOP attended the event on May 16 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. Curated by Philadelphia’s trendsetters and taste-makers, The Runway showcased stylish and up-to-the-minute ensembles by the area’s top fashion experts. Looks produced by Joan Shepp, Kirna Zabête, Lilly Pulitzer and Skirt were modeled by local celebrities and Hospital supporters. There was also a special kids’ presentation by My Kids Korner. Hair and make-up was provided courtesy of Artur Kirsh Salon/Bellevue-Manayunk.

  • Integrative Health is a groundbreaking CHOP program that aligns cognitive behavioral therapy,
  • nutrition and diet, meditation, yoga, acupuncture, Reiki and aromatherapy in a new, data-driven
  • approach to patients’ medical treatments. Integrative health techniques can complement the
  • treatment of patients in specialty areas such as gastroenterology, neurology, oncology and
  • orthopedics, and treatments have resulted in remarkable breakthroughs, including lower stress, a
  • reduced need for medication or invasive therapies and faster healing.

CHOP would like to thank the following Gold Sponsors for their support of The Runway:

  • Marjorie and Jeffrey Honickman
  • Marcia and Ronald Rubin
  • The Snider Foundation: Tina Snider, Sarena Snider and Fred and Irene Shabel
  • Janet and Debbie Zolot, Judith Nissenbaum and Lisa Maslow