Supporting Children’s Fashion Show in celebration of the exhibition,
Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls from 1800 to 1960
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2023) – The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital proudly announces a new partnership with the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in support of The First Coast Design Show and its signature grand finale event, the Children’s Fashion Show.
In collaboration with the Cummer Museum, the Children’s Fashion Show honors the inspiration of fashion and self-expression with the theme, “Dress to Inspire with the Cummer Museum.” The event on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m., will feature more than 30 models who are current or former Wolfson Children’s Hospital patients. Dillard’s, a longtime sponsor, will provide the clothing to light up the runway. A family reception will take place immediately following the Children’s Fashion Show. Tickets are available at FirstCoastDesignShow.com.
“The Women’s Board is so appreciative of our longtime partnership with the Cummer Museum and thrilled to see it expand to include the Children’s Fashion Show, which honors the very reason the Women’s Board exists – the children,” said Kendra McCrary, President of The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. “Proceeds from the First Coast Design Show and the ‘Dressed to Inspire with the Cummer Museum’ Children’s Fashion Show support the Women’s Board’s mission to raise awareness and funding for Wolfson Children’s Hospital and ensure the advancement of life-saving medical care for all children.”
Along with supporting the Children’s Fashion Show, the Cummer Museum is stepping into the world of fashion with Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960, opening Saturday, March 2, 2024, through Sunday, May 19, 2024.
The first exhibition to explore the evolution of women’s sporting attire in Western fashion, Sporting Fashion will look at the extraordinary impact of new technologies and evolving social mores on women’s clothing for sport over a 160-year period. This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles. It includes 65 fully accessorized ensembles comprised of more than 480 historic objects selected from the exceptional collections of the FIDM Museum.
"The Cummer Museum is honored to partner with The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital,’ said Kim Kuta Dring, Director of Learning & Engagement, Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. “This collaboration perfectly exemplifies the power of art, fashion, and community coming together for a noble cause. We believe that through 'Dress to Inspire with the Cummer Museum,' exemplifies the power of art, fashion, and community in celebrating the remarkable and resilient young models. We look forward to a wonderful event and the positive impact it will have on the children and families we serve."
For more information about Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls from 1800 to 1960, visit the Cummer Museum website.
The First Coast Design Show, The Art of Gathering, runs Dec. 1-3, 2023, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. The show features antiques, art and garden dealers from around the region, inspiring vignettes from talented interior designers and immersive events. The First Coast Design Show supports the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital and its 2023 commitment to raise $1.5 million for two new Kids Kare Mobile Intensive Care Units (ICUs).
For more information, including sponsorship and ticket information, visit www.firstcoastdesignshow.com, call 904.202.2886, or email email@example.com. Follow The Women’s Board and the First Coast Design Show on social media at @firstcoastdesignshow, @thewomensboardwch and www.facebook.com/womensboardwch.
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About The Design Show:
The Wolfson Children’s Hospital Women’s Board founded its annual Art & Antiques Show in 1977 to raise community awareness of the hospital’s unique facility and fund state-of-the-art services, programs, equipment and facilities to provide the best health care for all children in the Northeast Florida/Southeast Georgia region. In 2022, the Art & Antiques Show was renamed to the Design Show.
About The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital:
Established in 1973 by Ellen Cavert, the ongoing mission of the all-volunteer Women’s Board is to raise community awareness and fund state-of-the-art infrastructure, programming and services for Wolfson Children’s Hospital—the only dedicated children’s inpatient health care facility in the region. Since its inception, The Women’s Board has raised more than $31 million in support of Wolfson Children’s Hospital to ensure the advancement of first-rate medical care for all children. Two annual fundraisers, the Art & Antiques Show and Florida Forum speaker series, enable the Women’s Board to donate more than $1 million a year to Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
About Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville:
Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, is a part of Baptist Health, Northeast Florida’s most comprehensive health system serving every stage of life. Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital in Northeast Florida and serves as the pediatric referral center for North Florida, South Georgia and beyond. Staffed 24/7 by pediatric nurses and other healthcare professionals specially trained to work with children, the 281-bed, patient- and family-centered hospital features the latest pediatric medical technology in a welcoming, child-friendly environment. At Wolfson Children’s Hospital, nationally recognized pediatric specialists representing nearly every medical and surgical specialty work with pediatricians to provide care for children of all ages with congenital heart conditions, cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and endocrinology disorders, orthopedic conditions, behavioral health conditions, traumatic injuries, and more. Wolfson Children’s Hospital collaborates with pediatric organizations, including Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville, the University of Florida College of Medicine—Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic Florida. A Magnet™-designated hospital since 2010, Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been named among the U.S. News & World Report 50 Best Children’s Hospitals year after year, and in 2021, was selected as one of only eight children’s hospitals in the country as a Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospital, a recognition of patient quality and safety. For additional information, please visit wolfsonchildrens.com.
About the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
For more than 60 years, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has been committed to engaging and inspiring through the arts, gardens, and education. A permanent collection of more than 5,000 objects and historically significant gardens on a riverfront campus offers nearly 140,000 annual visitors a truly unique experience on the First Coast. Nationally recognized education programs serve adults and children of all abilities. The Museum is committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are woven into the fabric of its exhibitions, programs, and offerings. For further information, including hours, visit www.cummermuseum.org. Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls from 1800 to 1960 is organized by the American Federation of Arts and FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles.