The Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation
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Buffalo, NY 14202
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American Girl Highlights - 2016
American Girl recently made a decision to evolve and streamline the fashion show to a new format at its American Girl retail locations, and so in 2016, Children’s Hospital bid a fond farewell to the Western New York event after 16 wonderful years. We are proud to have partnered with American Girl in support of patients at our Hospital. Thanks to all the young ladies who helped us make the event such a success throughout the years.
Children’s Hospital’s TWIG volunteers celebrated the conclusion of
another successful American Girl Fashion Show™ to benefit the
John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.
More than 1,000 attendees enjoyed a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions, lively commentary, music and an event Marketplace. The real stars of the weekend were the more than 100 school-age models representing their favorite American Girl® doll in the Show. The young ladies enlisted support from family and friends to raise awareness and funds for the Hospital. They celebrated by presenting a gift of more than $21,000. The American Girl event has generated more than $350,000 for the Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
About American Girl
American Girl is one of the nation’s top direct marketers, children’s publishers and experiential retailers. American Girl Programs is proud to partner with non-profit organizations to present Fashion Show events to raise fund for children’s charities. As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to “celebrate girls” American Girl Programs’ events have generated millions of dollars for worthwhile causes nationwide.
The American Girl Fashion Show is presented by the TWIG (Together with Individual Goals), an important auxiliary group of Women & Children’s Hospital. TWIG remains devoted to patients and families through annual support of family-centered programs and services essential to the emotional well-being of children while in the Hospital. Since its inception in 1978, more than $1 million has been donated to help purchase medical equipment and advanced technology for essential health care programs as well as annual support for the Child Life Department. Recently, TWIG volunteers made a commitment to fund the New Mother Education Center at the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital with an unprecedented pledge of $250,000.