November 1 2021 – On November 13th the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s annual Fashion Funds the Cure event presented by Josephine S. Leiser Foundation Inc., will highlight the dreams of local pediatric cancer fighters in an upscale runway show at Town Center at Boca Raton.

Fashion Funds the Cure has been raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research throughout the country for over a decade. Guests will enjoy learning about the dreams of local pediatric cancer warriors, viewing the latest fashions featured on professional models, indulging in delicious catering from California Pizza Kitchen, and participating in an upscale silent auction. Fashions will be provided by Bloomingdale’s, Lilly Pulitzer, Neiman Marcus, Johnny Was, and Pookie & Sebastian from Town Center at Boca Raton.

8-year-old Nicole dreams of becoming Vampirina and will be escorted by the voice of Vampirina herself, Barbera Heller while 19-year-old Madison dreams of becoming a pediatric oncologist and will be escorted by her doctors (Dr. Kramer, Dr. Cauff, and Dr. Schaefer) from Joe DiMaggio’s Children’s Hospital. These are just a couple of the children that will be featured at this year’s fashion show, and they all have one thing in common, they aren’t letting cancer get in the way of their dreams for the future!

The event is followed by an exclusive after party at California Pizza Kitchen. Tickets for the fashion show and after party are available at

Founded in 1991, The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation isdedicated to funding clinical trials by collaborating with a network of cutting-edge hospitals across the nation to eliminate childhood cancer and fast-track less-toxic, more targeted treatments and therapies. Funds raised will help fund clinical trials specifically for developing less toxic, more effective treatment options for children battling cancer.

The NPCF has received a perfect 100% score for financial health and transparency and is recognized as the top-rated cancer charity in the U.S. by Charity Navigator for two years in a row.

Why is this important?

  • Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease among children.
  • 43 children per day are expected to be diagnosed with cancer.
  • Only 4% of the billions of dollars that are annually spent on cancer research and treatments are directed towards treating childhood cancer.
  • More than 95% of those who survive childhood cancer will have a significant health-related issue by the time they are 45 because of being treated with drugs designed for adults.

To learn more or donate please visit or call (813) 269-0955.

Specific Details & Ticket Information

Event:                   Fashion Funds the Cure benefiting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Date:                    Saturday, November 13th, 2021

Location:             Town Center at Boca Raton, 6000 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL, 33431

Time:                   Cocktail Reception begins at 6:00p.m. and the Fashion Show at 7:00p.m.

Tickets:                Public is invited to purchase tickets at or by calling 813-269-0955. Tickets are $150.

Sponsorship:     Contact Dawn Zachman –

Media:                 Media is welcome. Contact Dawn Zachman to be added to the media list.

About the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation: 

The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer through the Sunshine Project, the Foundation’s collaborative research initiative. By partnering with doctors and researchers from the country’s top institutions, the Sunshine Project is fast-tracking the development of new drugs and therapies that will ultimately lead to the cure of childhood cancers. For more information, visit