Mission Viejo, Calif. – The 27th Annual Camino Health Center Luncheon and Fashion Show was held at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel on Tues., November 22. The event, which is planned by the 100-member Camino Health Center Auxiliary, raised net proceeds of $320,000 for Camino Health Center, a fully licensed, community-based clinic in San Juan Capistrano. "Thanks to the Auxiliary's dream and vision, thousands of families with no where else to turn for healthcare can rely on Camino," said Mission Hospital's President and Chief Executive Officer Kenn McFarland to the audience of 589. "Many of the center's patients have recently lost jobs, their healthcare insurance, their homes and their sense of security. Camino provides hope and healing to them during these tough times."
From left: Kenn McFarland, Mission Hospital President and CEO, Patti Fukushima, Camino Health Center Auxiliary President; Kathryn Glassmyer Cenci, South Coast Plaza Director of Community Relations; Charlene Jessup, event chair and Lynn Maioriello, event co-chair.
The event was chaired by Charlene Jessup and co-chaired by Lynn Maioriello. During the program, Charlene successfully led a "raise the paddle" challenge which raised more than $30,000 from the generous guests in less than 10 minutes.
During the luncheon, guests enjoyed a New York-style fashion show sponsored and produced by South Coast Plaza which featured fashions from high-end South Coast Plaza retailers including Anne Fontaine, Bally, CH Carolina Herrera, DKNY, Donna Karan, Escada, John Varvatos, Marni, Oscar de la Renta, St. John, Tory Burch, Salvatore Ferragamo, and David Urman. In addition to the nearly 100 silent auction items, the event also offered five luxury opportunity drawings each worth nearly $5,000 from Bally, MARNI, Oscar de la Renta and Judy Klimek—all from South Coast Plaza.
The event was supported in large part through individual and corporate sponsorships, including Diamond: Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo LLC, and South Coast Plaza; Platinum: Bank of America; and Gold: Charlene and Judd Jessup.
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The event's proceeds will support Mission500, a philanthropic effort led by Mission Hospital Foundation to raise $500 million for the current and future needs of Mission Hospital and its ministries, such as the Camino Health Center. So far, $150 million has been raised.
For more information about Camino Health Center or Mission500, please call Mission Hospital Foundation at (949) 364-7783.
About Camino Health Center
Camino Health Center is a fully licensed, community-based clinic that provides affordable, quality primary medical and dental care. The center serves over 120,000 visits annually through its medical clinic, mobile medical and diabetes vans, pediatric dental clinic and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. Mission Hospital is affiliated with Camino Health Center.
About Mission Hospital
Mission Hospital provides south Orange County communities with access to advanced care and advanced caring through two convenient locations. Mission Hospital has been serving the greater needs of the community for nearly 40 years, improving the quality of life in the communities it serves. Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, the region's only designated trauma center, offers 24-hour emergency care and specialized services for imaging, heart, stroke, maternity, and women's wellness needs. Mission Hospital Laguna Beach offers 24-hour emergency, intensive and medical-surgical care as well as the South County's only behavioral health services including hospital-based chemical and pain medication dependency treatment. CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, located on the fifth floor of Tower 1, is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in Orange County. A member of the St. Joseph Health, Mission Hospital is one of 14 not-for-profit hospitals sponsored by the St. Joseph Health Ministry. For more information, visit mission4health.com.
About Mission Hospital Foundation
Mission Hospital Foundation supports and assists Mission Hospital through philanthropy. The Foundation embodies the Spirit of Giving by building lifelong relationships with community members and raising funds for Mission Hospital. The Foundation is currently in a comprehensive campaign called Mission500 to raise $500 million in cumulative donations for Mission Hospital and its ministries.