3rd Annual Wine, Women & ShoesThursday, February 6, 10:30am - Coral Gables Country Club, 997 N. Greenway Dr., Coral Gables

Nearly 500 of Miami’s most philanthropic and fashion-forward ladies gathered to celebrate the 3rd Annual Wine, Women & Shoes (WW&S) presented by Roger Vivier Paris benefiting the children and families at Miami Children’s Hospital. The sold-out event raised nearly half a million dollars for Miami Children’s Hospital and its world-class pediatric healthcare. “It was inspiring to see so many women showing their support for our children and families, while having a wonderful time enjoying fashion and friendship,“ said Lucy Morillo Esq., President & CEO, of Miami Children’s Health Foundation.

This year’s event was even more special, as Roger Vivier Paris, the fashion house credited with the design of the first stiletto heel, served as presenting sponsor. Guests were treated to a fashion show presented by U by Kotex with fashions from Neiman Marcus Coral Gables and a creative shoe contest. The ladies also enjoyed delectable wine tasting sponsored by Premier Beverage, a one-of-a-kind silent auction, and a delicious lunch.  “This has been our most successful Wine, Women & Shoes event thus far,” said Criselda Breene and Carola Pimentel, this year’s co-chairs. “We are very proud of the hard work of our committee members and the support we received from the Hospital and Foundation board during the year.”

One of the most unique aspects of the afternoon was the participation of the “Shoe Guys,” who displayed the latest in women’s fashion on silver platters for everyone’s enjoyment. Also, the glamorous Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard proudly served as this year’s Mistress of Ceremonies. But the highlight of the luncheon was the moving story of Harrison, a 12-year-old whose life was saved by Miami Children’s Hospital Emergency Department and the talented staff of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. Harrison and his mother, Diane Breslow were in attendance and shared with the audience their experience, including a video testimonial featuring interviews with some of the doctors who saved his life. “As a parent you don’t really imagine anything like this happening to you. Harrison was perfectly healthy one day, and the next; we had no idea what was wrong with him,” said Diane during the presentation. “On behalf of my entire family, I want to thank everyone who has donated to this wonderful cause for making a difference not just in my son’s life, but also in every patient’s life who walks through the doors of Miami Children’s Hospital.”

Lucy Morilo, Criselda Breene, Carola Pimentel, Stefanie Sayfie Aagaard
Lucy Morilo, Criselda Breene, Carola Pimentel, Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard
Marile Lopez, MCH Patient, Harrison, Lucy Morillo, MCH Patient Joey
Marile Lopez, MCH Patient, Harrison, Lucy Morillo, MCH Patient Joey
Patty McDonald, Ravneet Chowdhury, Dr. Rekha Kini,  Barbara Nicklaus and Nancy Humbert
Patty McDonald, Ravneet Chowdhury, Dr. Rekha Kini, Barbara Nicklaus and Nancy Humbert
Beatriz Canals, Laurie Jennings, Belkys Nerey, and Lynn Martinez
Beatriz Canals, Laurie Jennings, Belkys Nerey, and Lynn Martinez
Kalyn James, Blair Sonville, Asha Elias and Kristin Ducote, winners of the Shoe Contest
Kalyn James, Blair Sonville, Asha Elias and Kristin Ducote, winners of the Shoe Contest
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