Simon Sustainability Report 2021
SIMON SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2021
FASHION FUNDS THE CURE Simon partnered with the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) again in 2021 and hosted Fashion Funds the Cure events at The Galleria and Town Center at Boca Raton, raising over $300,000. Due to the success of these events, we will grow our partnership to other centers in 2022 at SouthPark, The Westchester, and King of Prussia. For almost two decades, Fashion Funds the Cure has been delighting audiences and giving children battling cancer the experience of a lifetime on the runway while raising critical funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research. This nationwide runway tour shares the story of local children battling cancer and weaves their dreams for the future into a high-fashion, upscale event. NPCF has received a perfect 100% score for financial health and transparency as well as leadership and adaptability by Charity Navigator. They have established relationships with leading children’s medical centers across the nation and directly fund research in numerous cities, including Houston. The Galleria partnered with the NPCF to host the second annual Fashion Funds the Cure event in October 2021. Pediatric cancer patients who are currently in treatment or remission had the opportunity to strut the runway in the latest fashions from participating brands. The Galleria featured retailers through modeling, a silent auction, and gift bags. After the event, VIP guests then attended an after-party hosted at FIG & OLIVE. On November 13, Town Center at Boca Raton hosted Fashion Funds the Cure. With 210 attendees, the sold-out event welcomed philanthropists from Palm Beach & Broward counties to the center for an evening of fun and community goodwill. Guests had the opportunity to bid on dozens of silent auction items, and in addition to professional models, the fashion show featured a “DreamWalk” in which kids who are in cancer treatment or who have recently completed their treatment walk the runway dressed as what they would like to be when they grow up.
Town Center at Boca Raton
The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is very grateful for the partnership with Simon properties. Together we are maximizing Fashion Funds the Cure to make a positive community impact, fund critical pediatric cancer research, elevate brands, and generate revenue for all involved. The upscale venues and retail partners provide the perfect blend, linking our cause with the Simon Property Group’s mission of enhancing community pride with centers that are more than just places to shop. “ “ David Frazer Chief Executive Officer National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
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