Camino Health Center Auxiliary held its 25th annual Fashion Show and Luncheon, "Celebrating 25 Years," at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel on Tues., November 24th, raising $370,000 to support Camino Health Center. Camino Health Center is a fully licensed, community-based clinic in San Juan Capistrano. The fashion show is planned and organized each year by the 100-member Camino Health Center Auxiliary who over the past 25 years has raised more than $4 million for the Center.
"The funds from the annual fashion show are vital to helping Camino Health Center deliver quality primary healthcare to those without coverage or to those who are under-insured," said Linda Berkshire, chair of this year's fashion show. "With more than 100,000 annual patient care visits, Camino Health Center is a valuable asset to a community in need and makes a difference in the lives of countless families each year."
More than 450 guests attended the luncheon and New York-style fashion show, sponsored and produced by South Coast Plaza. The event featured hundreds of silent auction items and four luxury opportunity drawings each worth nearly $5,000 from Bally, Donna Karan, David Yurman, and Escada-all from South Coast Plaza. This year's fashion show featured fashions from high-end South Coast Plaza retailers including Bally, Brooks Brothers, Donna Karan, Emilio Pucci, Escada, John Varvatos, Loro Piana, Piaget, Salvatore Ferragamo, St. John, Tory Burch, TSE.
The event was supported in large part through individual and corporate sponsorships, including Diamond: Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo LLC, South Coast Plaza; Platinum: Bank of America; Gold: Mr. and Mrs. Michael Crawford, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Mission Hospital Executive Team, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. This year's planning committee was led by: Chair: Linda Berkshire, Co-Chair: Ericka Waidley, Underwriting Co-Chair: Barbara Lehman, Silent Auction Chairs: Marilyn Weber & Ann Morris, and Courtyard Opportunity Chair: Charlene Jessup. For more information about Camino Health Center, please call Mission Hospital Foundation at (949) 364-7783.