Runway Philanthropy

Annual fashion show fundraiser Flair for Care returns to Wynn

Photo courtesy of Wynn Las Vegas

It’s not everyday you get to gawk at an embroidered moto jacket while supporting a good cause, but Nathan Adelson Hospice’s annual Flair for Care fashion show thrives off of creativity.

The fundraiser, set to take place March 10 at Wynn Las Vegas, is one of the organization’s largest events with an attendance of more than 500 in 2016. Having raised about $400,000 last year, development manager Stephanie Forbes believes that amount will increase to $500,000 this year. For almost 40 years, Nathan Adelson Hospice has held reign as the largest nonprofit hospice in Southern Nevada, which welcomes all patients despite roadblocks such as health care plans.

“The hospice, as an organization, provides $1 million in uncompensated care a year to the community,” Forbes says. “Really what that means is we provide care regardless of a patron’s ability to pay, whether they’re insured or underinsured, as long as they’re in Southern Nevada.”

Fundraisers like Flair for Care keep Adelson’s tradition of generosity going. The former Sunrise Hospital administrator built a name for himself as “Mr. A,” the man who committed his staff member’s names to memory, and petitioned for the latest equipment to be used in hospitals.

This year’s fashion show highlights the 2017 fall collection of French-Moroccan designer Yigal Azrouël. If you’ve yet to see his work, think embroidered fabrics and tribal accents. Those interested in shopping Azrouël’s work can pop by the Wynn Collection, a fashion boutique inside the hotel, from 2–5 p.m. Ten percent of the proceeds go towards the hospice. Prior to the fashion show, guests may also purchase tickets (ranging from $25–500) as another way to contribute. With these “opportunity tickets,” as Forbes refers to them, you can win prizes such as handbags, hotel stays and experiences such as getting to attend the season finale of reality television show The Voice.  

With so many ways to give and so many clothes to see, the fundraiser is primed for another successful year of flaring and caring.

Flair for Care

Wynn Las Vegas, March 10, reception at 10:30 a.m., fashion show at 11:30 a.m., Tickets $250,
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