Project: New Born
Bal Harbour Shops Fashion Show Luncheon
Project: New Born Invite
Fountainebleau Miami Beach, Grand Ballroom
____ Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
305-931-8878, or email
Ticket prices: $125 to $175
37 years ago, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital was located in a small corner of the hospital. Today, the unit takes up an entire wing and is one of the foremost NICU's anywhere. The growth of this medical treasure is due to the fundraising efforts of Project: New Born.
The signature event for this heralded organization – founded by Schatzi Kassal – is the Bal Harbour Shops Fashion Show and Kaluha Creations Luncheon. This one-of-a-kind luncheon is a grand affair that starts with dessert. Celebrity chefs from throughout South Florida come together and create fabulous desserts made with Kaluha. Luncheon guests stroll from booth to booth sampling the Kaluha Creations. Containers are provided for specially selected delicacies to be enjoyed by guests at their tables as well.
Following the hoop-la with the chefs and their mouth-watering treats, it’s time for lunch and fashion as Bal Harbour Shops presents the best runway show of the season! Only Bal Harbour Shops can bring together the world’s most renowned fashion houses for a co-branded, charitable event. (See the '08 Project: New Born Fashion Show). Brands already confirmed for the 2009 fashion show are: Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Dior, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and YSL.
This must-attend luncheon will be chaired this year by Sharon Siegel, president and founder of Grande Affaires, an event production company that will be producing the event. Sharon has been involved with Project: New Born since its inception. Her son, Justin Marder, was one of the first patients to receive care from the Project: New Born NICU. The luncheon is dedicated to the memory of Justin who passed away at the age of 31. The Mistress of Ceremonies will be NBC6 reporter, Roxanne Vargas, joined by Bob Soper who will announce the Banyan Society members, headed by longtime Project: New Born donor Lola Jacobson.