Fashion event raises money to find childhood cancer cure

Fundraiser held at Markets of Town Center Dillard's

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation hosted its inaugural Fashion Funds the Cure event Saturday in Jacksonville.

The fundraiser is one of the foundation's marquee events in Tampa, Florida, and this year was its 14th event. The foundation partnered with Dillard's to bring the show to Jacksonville. The event was held at the Markets of Town Center Dillard's location. 

The foundation’s mission is to fund research to find a cure for childhood cancer. It focuses on less toxic, more targeted therapies to find a cure. The NPCF partnered with the Nemours Foundation through their research initiative, the Sunshine Project. The Sunshine Project is a network of 20 hospitals that receive funding from the NPCF to collaborate on their research initiatives.

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The fundraiser featured children who will model clothes provided by Dillard’s that showcase their dreams for the future while being escorted by an adult working in that profession.

All the children in the show are patients at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care.


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