What Does Haute Couture and the Ronald McDonald House Have in Common?
Mar 24, 2014

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WHAT DOES HAUTE COUTURE AND THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE HAVE IN COMMON? 

Girls’ Night Out presented by The Isabella Santos Foundation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 24, 2014) – The world of fashion will collide with the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte Thursday, April 24 for the annual Girls’ Night Out event, a signature evening of fashion, fun and fellowship sponsored by The Isabella Santos Foundation.

So, don your red pumps and “strut your stuff” to help the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte provide the families of children being treated in area medical facilities with a safe, affordable and caring “home away from home.”

Set for 6 p.m. at The Fillmore, the Girls’ Night Out fashion show highlights the latest trends from Charlotte boutiques and retailers such as LUNA, Petal and Sloan.

The stars of the evening will be "Model Moms," mothers who have been impacted by a medical situation that required a stay at a Ronald McDonald House. The four women will share their family’s personal struggles and triumphs in a touching video followed by a memorable walk down the runway.

“These moms have endured battles that most can’t comprehend so Girls’ Night Out provides us an opportunity to laugh and celebrate life,” said Mona Johnson-Gibson, executive director of the Charlotte facility. “We are honored to celebrate these amazing women for their strength, courage and for allowing the Ronald McDonald House to provide them a place to call home during a difficult time.”

With support from sponsors like The Isabella Santos Foundation, McDonald’s, Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital, Coca-Cola, Bray and Long and Charlotte Magazine, the Ronald McDonald House has an opportunity to showcase its mission in action.

In addition to the fashion show, luxury jewelry, pampering packages, upscale items for the home and more will be available through the Girls’ Night Out silent auction. Items include a Club Car from Trane Commercial valued at more than $8,500; a pearl necklace valued at $5,000; Killingtons Restaurant provided an American, fusion-inspired chef for a party of 10 prepared at the highest bidder’s home; a Pinehurst Resort spa package valued at $1,240; and more.

Tickets are on sale now starting at $60 per person.

Proceeds from the evening benefit the 35,000-square-foot home that primarily serves families in the Southeast who travel a significant distance to receive specialized medical care at Levine Children’s Hospital and Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.rmhofcharlotte.org/news-and-events/annual-events/girls-night-out.

About Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte:

The RMH of Charlotte opened in May 2011 and serves the families of children being treated at Levine Children’s Hospital and Hemby Children’s Hospital. Located on the 1600 block of East Morehead Street on land donated by Carolinas Medical Center, the House features approximately 35,000 square feet of living space complete with 28 bedrooms (one family per bedroom/suite), providing more than 10,000 nights for the families. It also has a community kitchen, great room, learning center, playground and sitting porch. The RMH of Charlotte is an independent 501 (c) (3) charity managed by a local board of directors which oversees operation of the home. RMH of Charlotte is funded and operated by the Charlotte community. The mission of the RMH of Charlotte is to provide the families of children being treated in area medical facilities with a safe, affordable and caring “home away from home.” For more information on RMH of Charlotte, visit www.rmhofcharlotte.org.


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