The Anaheim Ducks and Anaheim Ducks Foundation raised over $120,000 at the 2012 Lady Ducks Fashion Show Luncheon presented by OCRegister.com on Thursday, Mar. 22 at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa. Funds raised through the Anaheim Ducks Foundation will benefit a new fitness center located within the state-of-the-art tower at CHOC Children’s (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) in Orange, CA, set to open in Spring 2013. Wives and significant others of Ducks players, coaches, executive management and broadcasters banded together once again to assist CHOC Children’s, bringing the cumulative total raised over the last five years to $480,000. The luncheon showcased fashions provided by Saks Fifth Avenue, South Coast Plaza, as well as Quiksilver, Inc. The sold-out fashion show featured Anaheim Ducks players-turned-models, CHOC Children’s ambassadors, as well as professional models.
“We are overwhelmed with the support this event has drawn over the past five years,” said Caroline Marchant, event co-chair along with Paige Getzlaf. “Our sincere thanks to all donors and sponsors who have contributed to our projects that seek to enrich the time spent by both patients and families at CHOC Children’s.”
KTLA 5 Morning News meteorologist Henry DiCarlo and Ducks television personality Kent French shared hosting duties. Eight Ducks players took to the catwalk: Teemu Selanne
, Ryan Getzlaf
, George Parros
, Jonas Hiller
, Cam Fowler
, Luca Sbisa
, Francois Beauchemin
and Lubomir Visnovsky
. Each player was paired with a CHOC Ambassador (current or former patient, or family member of CHOC Children’s) for their walk down the runway. In addition, Saks Fifth Avenue and South Coast Plaza presented a fashion show where professional models featured looks of the upcoming season (clothes and accessories provided by Saks Fifth Avenue).
Guests at the luncheon enjoyed a menu designed and prepared by Newport Beach Marriott executive chef Adrien Sbrana. Featured items included a summer salad with blueberries, dried cherries and goat cheese tossed in a citrus vinaigrette and a main course of maple glazed chicken breast or roasted vegetable Napoleon. Décor for the luncheon was “wine country chic.”
Tables for the sold-out event were purchased for $2,500 and up, based on level of sponsorship package. Guests in attendance also helped to raise funds for CHOC by bidding on a variety of unique live and silent auction items, as well as team-autographed wine magnum centerpieces courtesy of Silver Oak Cellars. ABOUT THE ANAHEIM DUCKS FOUNDATION
The mission of the Anaheim Ducks Foundation is to facilitate and support programs that produce positive change for children and families throughout Southern California by providing educational opportunities, broadening access to the sport of hockey and addressing the health and wellness needs of our community.
Through the Foundation, the Anaheim Ducks look to support exemplary Southern California nonprofit organizations and to help make a positive impact in the local community with programs such as Ducks S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum of Recreation & Education).
ABOUT CHOC CHILDREN’S
Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2011-2012) and a 2011 Leapfrog Top Hospital, CHOC Children’s is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence – The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Center Institutes.
CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.