Wednesday, February 3, 2010
ELEMENTS OF GREEN BY FRANOVIK DESIGNS featuring Francisco J. Perez-Franovik's lead designer, Las Vegas designer Elizabeth Calderon and a few others. Venue is called Fashion Miami, NE 39th Street and 1st Court, in Miami's Design District. General admission $25.00 benefiting Angel's Pediatric Heart House, (www.aphh.org).
Angel’s Pediatric Heart House was created in February of 2004 by Sonia Perez. Sonia’s late husband, Dr. Angel R. Perez was a respected cardiologist amongst his colleagues and loved by the families he served. In 1999, Dr. Perez was diagnosed with kidney cancer; and in January of 2000, Dr. Perez succumbed to his illness. He left behind a wife and two daughters.
In September of 2000, Mrs. Perez and her daughters hosted a picnic for the families that were under his care. What was really special that day was that parents and children got an opportunity to meet and socialize with other families affected by CHD in a casual and fun atmosphere. The picnic became an annual event, but it became clear that the families needed more than just an annual event, they needed a place outside of the hospital or physician’s office where they could come together and offer each other social and emotional support throughout the year.
Angel’s Pediatric Heart House is a non-residential, congenital heart defects support community. It is a place where the entire family—parents, CHD child, siblings and relatives—can come together and join others affected by CHD to give hope and encouragement and to share their experiences.
Join us in the launching of Franovik's magazine MODELS&DESIGNERS, the show and open your hearts to this great charity that helps children and their families.