Fashion show benefits the Children’s Diabetes Foundation
“We educate society. We support families in need, which is a very big part, especially given that so many people with diabetes are uninsured,” said the event’s chair, Gina Abou-Jaoude. “We help with all their various supplies and insulin. We also award scholarships to needy children.”
The April 12 event features a silent online auction this is already in progress. The silent auction includes signature Spring Brass Ring baskets, a wine handle, Dine N’ Dash restaurant gift cards, and a special sale of Jewels for Hope and Bags for Hope.
Designer Lourdes Chavez is the designer whose spring collection will be highlighted at lunch. Chavez is a multi-talented designer who was born in Mexico and raised in Los Angeles. Her exquisite designs have been worn by stars and celebrities at inaugural balls, red carpets, high profile businesses and weddings.
“It’s going to be so much fun seeing all of their different designs,” Abou-Jaoude said. “She has beautiful, exquisite designs. She has textures that are just amazing on her fabrics.”
Proceeds from the spring brass ring will benefit Children’s Diabetes Foundation to fund research at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, promote diabetes awareness and education, help families in need, provide scholarships, and sponsor activities for children and their families affected by diabetes.
- Over 40% of Barbara Davis Center patients are uninsured or underinsured.
- On average, the first year of care for a newly diagnosed Type 1 costs $20,000.
- Type 1 diabetes is the only disease in which patients and caregivers make insulin dosing decisions that are a matter of life and death, every hour of every day.
- The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes provides state-of-the-art care to more than 7,500 active patients: 4,600 children and 2,900 adults with diabetes in the Rocky Mountain Region.