The event to benefit the hospital’s PICU returns after a three-year hiatus during the pandemic
Tickets are available for the 11th Annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show to be held Nov. 10 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. The annual fundraiser, that was on hiatus from 2020-2022 during the pandemic, will support Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The only PICU between Tampa and Miami provides care to critically ill or injured children, adolescents and young adults from birth to 21 years old.
“We are grateful for your support as we fashion the future of care at Golisano Children’s Hospital,” said Alyssa Bostwick, chief nursing and operations executive for Golisano Children’s Hospital. “With the growth of our community in recent years, there is a need for an increase in pediatric services that require critical care. In the future we will need to expand our Pediatric ICU to meet these needs so that we can care for the most critically ill children and keep families close to home.”
A silent auction begins at 10:30 a.m., with the luncheon at 11:45 a.m. and fashion show at 1 p.m. Fashion from Fort Myers to Naples to be modeled by hospital patients and families, Lee Health leadership and community supporters and provided by Trader Rick’s, Chico’s, Dillard’s, Lilly Pulitzer, Jennifer’s, Casual Connections, LuLu Belle and Well Read Department Store. Boutiques that have participated every year since the event started include Evelyn & Arthur, Kay’s on the Beach and Mondo Uomo. Hair and makeup are provided by Felix Andrew Salon.
Individual tickets are $125. Fund-A-Need opportunities are also available for people who want to support non-budgeted services and programs at Golisano Children’s Hospital.
Sponsorships to date include Presenting Sponsors: anonymous philanthropic supporter; VaNita and Jim Laurito. Gold Sponsor: Cameratta Companies. Silver Sponsors: Carol Wood and Claire McMahon Team & John R. Woods Properties; Dorothy Daly; In Memory of Marian Niehaus; Kathie and Dave Shellenbarger; Mary and John Howard; Nancy Near and Friends; Stock Development; Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa; “In honor of all the dedicated nursing staff and docs” from the Courtnages; Amy Quaremba. Bronze Sponsors: Angie Nichols; Dorcey Law Firm; Genesis Group-Stifel; Kathy and Mike Pratko; Key Private Bank; Picket Fence Appraisals-Don Blake; Sandy and John Adams; Seminole Casino Hotel; Vi at Bentley Village.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit GCHFashionShow.com.
About Golisano Children’s Hospital
Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is nationally recognized for the quality care of pediatric patients. Established in 1994, Golisano is the only recognized children’s hospital in Southwest Florida. Named a U.S. News Top Pediatric Hospital in 2022, as well as a 2022 Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital serves more than 45,000 patients every year in relation to more than 30 specialty pediatric services such as cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics and more. Lee Health opened the current hospital building in May 2017 which offers 135-beds and includes comprehensive pediatric services such as a 24-hour pediatric emergency department, hematology-oncology unit, Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center, and Level II and Level III NICU with 70 private rooms. For more information, visit GolisanoChildrensSWFL.org.