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OKC Fall Fashion Show Raises Thousands For Children's Hospital Foundation

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News 9's Joleen Chaney walked the stage to showcase Oklahoma City's latest fall fashion trend. [Photo Courtesy: Aaron Gililland.] News 9's Joleen Chaney walked the stage to showcase Oklahoma City's latest fall fashion trend. [Photo Courtesy: Aaron Gililland.]
Glimcher Properties presented a $2,000 check to the Oklahoma Children's Hospital Foundation. [Photo Courtesy: Aaron Gililland.] Glimcher Properties presented a $2,000 check to the Oklahoma Children's Hospital Foundation. [Photo Courtesy: Aaron Gililland.]
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Oklahoma City models and local celebrities, including News 9’s own Joleen Chaney, strutted their stuff at the 2015 Fall Fashion Show Thursday night, all for a good cause.

The annual fashion show raises awareness of a different cause every year. This year, the event, hosted by Nichols Hills Plaza and Classen Curve tenants, benefits the Children’s Hospital Foundation for the Jimmy Everest Cancer Center.

“From the ticket sales, we raised between $5,000 and $7,000. Glimcher Properties made an additional $2,000 donation,” said Kathy McCracken, Executive Director of the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

According to the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s official website, the foundation is the only non-profit organization in Oklahoma whose sole focus is the advancement of pediatric research and education programs to improve specialized clinical care for Oklahoma’s children. Since its inception in 1983, Children’s Hospital Foundation has raised and leveraged matching funds to create more than $100 million for pediatric research, quality specialized clinical care and education programs.  

Terry Stull, Scientific Director for Children’s Hospital Foundation, said the organization has supported the development of all programs in children’s hospitals and has been responsible for transforming children’s health care in Oklahoma, bringing outstanding national leaders to the state.  

“We have grown at an unbelievable rate. In 2007, we had approximately 6,000 admissions to the Children’s Hospital, and last year we had 16,000. And these are children from all over the state,” said Stull. “We see children from all over the state with every kind of problem. Anything from an accident or an overwhelming infection,  congenital heart disease, heart that’s very small. Everything you can imagine that happens to children, we take care of them.”

Event-goers not only helped raise money for a good cause, they also got to preview Oklahoma City’s latest fashion for this fall season. The show features several local designers and boutiques, including Balliets, Black Optical, CK & Company, and more. 

Oklahoma City models and local celebrities, including News 9’s Joleen Chaney and OKC Energy players, showcased the latest trends.

If you missed the fashion show Thursday night, there are many other ways you can help the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

“You can donate online. Call us, We have volunteer opportunities. We have plenty to do,” McCraken said. 

You can see more photos from the fashion show here. 

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