Camino Health Center Auxiliary Fashion Show Raises Nearly $260,000 to Improve Access to Health Care

The Auxiliary continues its beloved tradition of beginning the official holiday shopping season with a dynamic fashion show featuring South Coast Plaza retailers.

(2015 Camino Health Center Auxiliary Fashion Show Committee)

San Juan Capistrano, CA – In conjunction with their 30th anniversary, Camino Health Center Auxiliary hosted the annual Fashion Show on November 24, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel.

This year’s runway show featured fashions from South Coast Plaza including Bally, Brunello Cucinelli, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Façonnable, Intermix, MaxMara, Ralph Lauren, Sandro, Saks Fifth Avenue, St. John and M Missoni providing informal modeling during the reception.

One of the highlights of the event is always the premier silent auction and luxury raffle drawings. This year’s raffle included an exquisite ring, earrings and pendent set from Chopard’s Happy Diamonds Icons line, valued at $17,500. Happy Diamonds Icons are inspired by sparkling drops of water in a waterfall, freely moving diamonds held between two sapphire crystals swirl and dance, creating a cascade of light.

“Camino Health Center is truly blessed to have the support and engagement of the Auxiliary,” shared Debra Drew, chief executive officer of Camino Health Center. “Since it was formed in 1985, the Auxiliary has raised more than $6 million to enhance the health and quality of life in our community.”

Camino Health Center is a federally qualified health center in San Juan Capistrano and one of the 9,000 health centers caring for the 23 million Americans who are uninsured, newly jobless or the working poor. The center is currently serving only a small fraction of the population in south Orange County who need affordable care. The goal is to grow and expand services to meet the needs of all.

The event was made possible thanks to the generosity of Diamond Level Sponsor South Coast Plaza as well as support provided by: Bank of America, Aquatic Technologies, Gaye and Art Birtcher, Jill and Tim Harmon, Nancy and Jeff Lavigne, Pacific Life Foundation, Beatrice and Moeez Ansari, Linda and Rice Berkshire, Bette and Frank Brooks, Anne and Mike Crawford, Patti and Sam Fukushima, Susan and Keith Hoffnagle, Ralph Lauren, Susan and Mibs Matthews, Ann and Jim Morris, and Marilyn and Steve Weber.