Camino Health Center Auxiliary Fashion Show Raises More Than $285,000 to
Improve Access to Health Care
Affiliated with Mission Hospital, Camino Health Center celebrated its 35-year
Highlights of the fall/winter designer collections were showcased at the
Camino Health Center Auxiliary Fashion Show and Luncheon on November 6
at the Monarch Beach Resort. Presented by South Coast Plaza, the event
is rated among the top philanthropic luncheons in Orange County.
This year’s runway show featured curated looks by major European
and American retailers at South Coast Plaza, including Bally, Diane von
Furstenberg, Hugo Boss, Maje, MaxMara, Missoni, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth
Avenue, Sandro, St. John and Tadashi Shoji. Escada and David Yurman provided
informal modeling during the reception.
In conjunction with the 35-year anniversary, Camino Health Center CEO Debra
Drew presented Camino Health Center Auxiliary founder, Gaye Birtcher,
with a memento of the occasion. The memento was reminiscent of the donation
jar that sat on the center’s front desk in the early 1980s.
A stunning Ruth Fitzgerald diamond necklace, valued at $6,200, was raffled
off to raise funds to support patient care. The necklace was designed
especially for this event.
Since the Auxiliary was founded in 1984, it has raised more than $6 million
and supported more than one million patient visits at Camino Health Center.
A federally qualified health center with locations in San Juan Capistrano,
San Clemente and Lake Forest, Camino Health Center is devoted to meeting
the health care needs of uninsured and underinsured residents; the center
depends heavily on financial support from the community.
The proceeds from the fashion show will allow Camino Health Center to provide
vital primary medical care, mental health and wellness services, family
dental care and nutrition care.