CHOP’s 58th Annual Daisy Day Luncheon and Fashion Show Raises More Than $1.6 Million

Nearly 800 turned out to bid on fashion items, see Zac Posen's fall 2014 collection, and support the Center For Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s 58th annual Daisy Day Luncheon and Fashion Show raised more than $1.6 million to support CHOP’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment.

Nearly 800 people attended the event, which started with a active cocktail party, as well as bidding on an extensive silent auction which included many of today’s hot fashion items like an Alexander McQueen clutch and scarf, a Zac Posen Eartha Bag, and a Judith Lieber Clutch. There were also trips, experiences and sports memorabilia to bid on. Then there were the live auction items: Jeff Hammond worked his magic and raised more than $50,000 helped by two winning bids on the “Eagles Insider” experience: $12,000 each. Four tickets to a game of your choice, free parking, and pre-game field passes. The winners also received 4 personalized replica jerseys.

This year’s fashion show, presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, featured Zac Posen’s Fall 2014 Collection. Nancy A. Wolfson celebrated her 16th consecutive year as chair of Daisy Day, raising over $17 million during this period. This year’s honorary co-chairs were Mary and Jed Kelly, parents of 7-year-old Addison Kelly, who underwent a rare lifesaving surgery before birth to remove a tumor from her chest.

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