5th Annual Fashion Gives Back
Benefiting Miami Children's Health Foundation
 
Co Chairs Zak Mann and Ricky Patel

Miami Childrenís Young Ambassadors (MCYA), the young professionals group at Miami Childrenís Health Foundation hosted a youthful and vibrant crowd at The Moore Building to celebrate the 5th Annual Fashion Gives Back. This yearly fashion show brings together the foundationís young ambassadors and professionals who serve as advocates for childrenís causes and bring awareness for Nicklaus Childrenís Hospital. The fashion-forward crowd of nearly 400 sipped on crafted cocktails while watching the seasonís latest fashion from Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour.

In addition to the dazzling runway show, the event also counted with some special guests, including Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones, who assisted in the program by announcing the names of raffle winners. The guest of honor however, was Nicklaus Childrenís Hospital patient Astry, who came out at the end of the fashion show and brought all guests to their feet when she walked the runway. Astry was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was 3 months old, and it wasnít until she was 4 years old that she was able to take her first steps. She was supposed to be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life, but after undergoing 10 years of therapy at Nicklaus Childrenís, Astry is now able to walk with the assistance of a walker.

Serving as this yearís honorary chairs for Fashion Gives Back were Farrell and Patel, Attorneys at Law, while event founder Ricky Patel served as co-chair alongside Zak Mann. Other sponsors included Coral Gables Kitchen & Bath, First Service Residential, FPL, Hotwire Communications, JP Morgan, ParkOne of Florida, REM Hospitality, East Hotel, RPJ, Inc., Stellar Adjusting, Super Restorations, Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, A&M Productions, MG Catering, Waste Management, Miami Design District, Miami Modern Luxury Magazine and Worldmedia Interactive, among others.


Ana Florencia Iglesias, Travis Ruane, Laura Gonzalez

Lucy Morillo, Nicklaus Children's patient Astry, and Ricky Patel


Fashion presented by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour


Xiomara Blanco, Sasha Viecco

Kevin King, Tricia King, Vladi Yurovsky


Pimal Patel, Channing Tang, Dolores Lozano, Danielle Hardman

Nicklaus Children's Hospital patient Astry


Jenelle & Carlos Garcia

Ricky Patel and Wes Farrell


Sean Esteves, Taylor Pena, Cristiana Esteves

Cullen Jones, Rupi Desai, Ricky Patel


Fashion Gives Back Host Committee with Nicklaus Children's Hospital patient Astry


Joey Mccall, Jeff Granger

Cindy & Daniel Vargas

Mike Kontomanolis, Alexia Ayars


Zak Mann speaking to the audience


Anthony Tejeda, Amy Martinez

Maria Romero, Seema Patel, Lydia Scerpella

Wes and Helen Farrell


Veronica Tejeda, Paul Zelenski

Fashion Presented by Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour


Sarah Ferguson-Brown, Whitney Connell

Arti and Ricky Patel

Moe Brown, Carla Maria, Viviana Arboleda