STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION® FLORIDA TO CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY AND ENGAGE COMMUNITY AT FASHION SCENE MIAMI SOIREE

pic Members of the South Florida community are invited to attend Fashion Scene Miami on October 17, 2013 benefiting Starlight Children’s Foundation Florida. As part of Starlight’s 30th anniversary celebration, the organization is hosting a fashion runway experience at LMNT Arts in the heart of Midtown Miami.

Presented by Northwestern Mutual, Starlight’s Fashion Scene Miami will feature a full designer runway presentation of international couture by Isabel Riera and Fabrizio DeCastro; exotic autos; a fashion collective of pop-up boutiques; succulent spirits and culinary delights from local restaurants; incredible photos; artwork and more. 100 percent of the revenue generated from the event will benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation, which partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world.

“For 30 years Starlight has innovated ways to improve the hospital experience for hospitalized children,” says Robert Peters, Starlight Southeast Region Director. “From our Starlight Fun Centers and Starlight Tablets to Starlight’s new Wish List program, we create ways for individuals and organizations to make a positive impact on the life and health of pediatric patients.”

Starlight Children’s Foundation is proud to be honoring Miami Children’s Hospital’s Dr. Mislen Bauer, Director of Clinical Genetics & Metabolism and Dr. Jose Rosa-Olivares, Director of Pediatric Care Center at Fashion Scene Miami for their well-recognized leadership in caring for pediatric patients with chronic health conditions.

Through our involvement with Starlight, we’ve seen the impact that simple things can have on a family with a child battling cancer,” said Kevin Lawhon, managing partner, Northwestern Mutual, The South Florida Group. “We’re proud to be a part of the Starlight family, and presenting sponsor of their 30th anniversary celebration – helping to ease some of that emotional burden along the way for such inspiring families.”

Additional event sponsors include: Aventura Worldwide Transportation Service, blo Midtown, Champion Motors, Emerge Talent, Kelly Kronenberg Law, Marrero Illustrations, Miami Club Rum, Motives, ONLI Beverages, Posche Models International; media sponsors include Miami Magazine, NBC6 and Social Media 305.

Individual tickets are $100 per person; $125 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit www.fashionscenemiami.com.

About Starlight Children’s Foundation Florida
Starlight Children’s Foundation Florida is part of Starlight’s global network, serving kids and families through partnerships with 61 healthcare facilities. Over the past 30 years, Starlight has become a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Collaborating with innovators in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology, Starlight provides a unique blend of family-centered programs and services from hospital to home. Starlight partners with more than 1,750 healthcare facilities and major pediatric hospitals in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, serving millions of children every year. To learn more, visit www.starlight.org.

About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual is among the “World’s Most Admired” life insurance companies in 2013 according to FORTUNE® magazine and has helped clients achieve financial security for more than 156 years. As a mutual company with $1.4 trillion of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual has no shareholders. The company focuses solely and directly on its clients and seeks to deliver consistent and dependable value to them over time.

Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI, and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a holistic approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC, broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company, limited purpose federal savings bank; Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company; and Russell Investments.

About the Northwestern Mutual Foundation
The mission of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation – the largest corporate foundation in Wisconsin – is to improve the lives of children and families. The Foundation’s giving is designed to create lasting impact in the communities where the company’s employees and financial representatives live and work by combining financial support, volunteerism, thought leadership and convening community partners to deliver the best outcomes.

About Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation
Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) established to create a world-class pediatric hospital in South Florida. “Funding World-Class Care” and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care with no financial boundaries, the Foundation helped the 289-bed Miami Children’s Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with more than 40 subspecialties, the largest pediatric neurology center in the United States, a top provider of cardiology and neonatology services, and a Research Institute conducting in excess of 200 clinical trials and protocols.

Ten Miami Children’s Hospital pediatric specialty services are among the best in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report’s 2012-13 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings. Miami Children’s is once again the only hospital in Florida with programs listed in all 10 categories in which the publication offers rankings.

Miami Children’s Hospital is one of 170 pediatric hospitals in North America affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and South Florida’s only freestanding Hospital dedicated exclusively to the health and well-being of children. To learn more about the Foundation and offer support, visit mchf.org or call 305.666.2889 (toll free: 1.800.987.8701).

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