On Saturday, May 7, PADRE Foundation families, friends and supporters came together to celebrate our 27th Annual Fashion Show. The theme, "Let's Make Believe," embodied the creativity and imagination of childhood. Nearly 800 guests came out for the evening, which included a prosperous silent auction, an exceptional fashion show and an amazing Bid for a Kid segment.
With Master of Ceremonies Dr. Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999; special guest Sierra Sandison, Miss Idaho 2014; musicians Tom Solis and Ravean Kretowicz; and 107 models and performers, we raised over $300,000!
Thank you to all of our donors and major sponsors. Without your continued support, none of this would have been possible.
We also want to offer a special thank you to Shana Baker and Ann Schoeff, chairpersons; Lea Sims and Shannon Cotton, silent auction coordinators; Krista Spina and Cathy Cammarato, green room coordinators; Kristen Schott, hair and makeup coordinator; Susan Brennan, board president; and Mary Mailman and Marlen Rodriguez, Department Assistants. You all have given numerous hours, and PADRE is so grateful for your efforts.
Lastly, I am extremely humbled by the award recognition that was given to me at the fashion show. I truly would not be here today without all of the wonderful light that each of you brings into my life. Until a cure is found, I hope that we will continue this journey of living with Type 1 diabetes together.
Ryan Martz, Program Director