Catwalk for Charity, the year’s most anticipated fashion fundraiser in South Florida returned for its sixth consecutive year! The event was hosted by Angels for Humanity, a Florida-based nonprofit organization, that benefits impoverished children in Haiti granting access to quality education, medical, dental and vision care. This year’s Fashion Show was curated by PINKO featuring their bold, ready-to-wear looks and Go-To Celebrity Designer Gustavo Cadile. The show closed with the Catwalk Angels adorned with feather creations by local designer Juan Pablo. The event was hosted by Three-Time Emmy Award Winning News Anchor, Calvin Hughes.
The Fashion Show Fundraiser commenced with a half-hour exclusive Red-Carpet VIP reception, which provided first access to the highly anticipated silent auction and cocktails portion of the event, as well as front row seats at the fashion show. Celebrity guests included actors Brian J. White currently on the Own’s network hit show Ambition, and Catherine Siachoque, who’s appeared in several Telemundo produced series. Singer, songwriter and producer, Jonathon Perry, aka J Perry, entertained the crowd with one of his hit songs. Other TV personalities included, Laurie Jennings who paid a heartfelt tribute to her friend and former co-anchor Calvin Hughes, and Real Housewives of Miami cast, Marysol Patton and Adriana de Moura.
The event is the primary fundraiser hosted each year by Angels for Humanity which enables them to bring relief to more than 5,000 underprivileged children in Haiti. Support for the charity funds programs like their back-to-school distributions in October, and their medical mission trips in December. They also partner with various schools, including Prodev Elementary school, as well as “Nos Petits Freres et Soeurs” Hospital, Haiti’s only hospital for cancer-stricken children.