Rev the Runway Fashion Show Raises Nearly $150,000 for National Jewish Health
Molly Fortune, Streeter McClure and Libby Weaver Chaired the Night of Giving
DECEMBER 13, 2018
The 2nd annual National Jewish Health Rev the Runway Fashion Show presented by Neiman Marcus was held at Mercedes-Benz of Denver on Thursday, November 1. Event Chairs Molly Fortune, Streeter McClure and Libby Weaver steered the event attended by 350 fashion-enthusiasts. Nearly $150,000 was raised for care and research at National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Robin Chotin, Bonnie Mandarich and Abby Perlmutter Miller were honorary chairs and helped promote the cause.
“Events like Rev the Runway are so important because National Jewish Health is the place where physicians across the globe refer the most difficult cases of lung, heart, immune and related diseases,” said Chotin, who is also a National Jewish Health board member. “The groundbreaking research discoveries made right here in Denver impact the way medicine is practiced worldwide.”
During the event, Mandarich shared her personal story of fighting lung cancer with the help of National Jewish Health. She emphasized the importance of early detection and supporting the groundbreaking research and care conducted at National Jewish Health.
The evening built up to a momentum-packed runway show from presenting sponsor Neiman Marcus. The store showcased colorful and edgy fashions, while Charlie Price, with Beauty Underground, complimented the styles with hair and makeup. The sleek showroom of Mercedes-Benz of Denver added an extra-powerful element of style to the event, and guests sampled the latest color trends at the Tom Ford Lip Bar. Britt Jackson, of Neiman Marcus, collaborated with the event chairs to award best dressed of the evening to guests Hugo Barraza and Lisa Walko.
Dominic Garcia, of CBS4, led the evening’s program as emcee, and the benefit event had a record-breaking auction. Attendees bid on packages that included a five-night stay in a luxury villa in Cabo San Lucas, a trip to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and tickets to see a taping of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” in LA. Some of Denver’s top restaurants treated guests to their best fare, including Wagyu Ribeye Satay and Nitro ice cream.
Other major sponsors of Rev the Runway included Couture Sponsors The Chotin Foundation and Mandarich Family Foundation; Media Sponsors CBS4 and Colorado Expression; Restaurant Sponsors Ash’Kara, Dos Santos, Narrative at The Jacquard Hotel, Señor Bear, Shanahan’s and Uchi; as well as Bar Sponsors Odell Brewing Co., Peak Beverage and Republic National Distributing Company.
In addition to Event Chairs Molly Fortune, Streeter McClure and Libby Weaver and Honorary Chairs Robin Chotin, Bonnie Mandarich and Abby Perlmutter Miller, Rev the Runway committee members included Jourdan Block, Karyn Chotin, Adin DeGeare, Amy Fotenos, Trudy Fountain James, Dominic Garcia, Lauren Gardner, Eric Goodman, Rachel Goodman, Suzy Hamilton, Pamela Helm, Patti Helm, Andrée Hudson, Britt Jackson, April Jones, Susan Juroe, Kevin Larson, Kathy Loveberry, DiAnn Marcotte, Edie Marks, Lori Marks, Debra McKenney, Joey Mosko, Secia Papilion, Erin Parker, Deana Perlmutter, Zoe Perlmutter, Robert Phifer, Ellen Robinson, Elizabeth Ryan, Jordan Sauers, Kerstin Sebring, John Tobey, Natalie Vickers, Lisa Walko, Quinn Washington, Kate Sutton Wells, Lauren Whitney, Lisa Williams, Whitney Wolz, Bill Word, Amy Zaterman.
For more information about the event, visit revtherunway.org or contact Clem Connolly at 303.728.6546 or ConnollyC@njhealth.org.
National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 120 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.