Wine, Women & Shoes Focuses on Fashion, Raises a Glass to Benefit Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

DETROIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shoe lovers and ladies who love wine unite! Fashion and wine intersect
at the Wine
Women & Shoes
event on September 24, 2015 at The Dearborn Inn,
Dearborn, Mich. benefiting Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

The event welcomes 400 wine-savvy, shoe-loving guests as they kick up
their heels and sip varietals from some of the country’s top winemakers,
shop the latest trends in the multi-designer Marketplace, and swoon over
the charming “Shoe Guys” serving up this season’s must-have on silver

The evening includes a glamorous fashion show, presented by Carson’s,
highlighting the best looks for fall. A Marketplace offers attendees the
opportunity to shop a special collection of apparel and accessories,
reflective of the latest trends.

A live auction will provide attendees the chance to bid on travel
packages, wine, and unique experiences; partygoers will also have the
occasion to sample wines from around the world, complements of Wine,
Women & Shoes. A raffle offering a chance to win the “key to the
closet,” that includes a gift card for a custom storage solution from
California Closets and other luxury merchandise, is sure to make
someone’s evening.

Detroit community leaders Denise Ilitch, Luanne Thomas Ewald and Renee
Godin will serve as event chairs for the event.

“The Wine Women & Shoes event provides an opportunity for
Metro Detroiters to enjoy a fun evening surrounded by exceptional
fashion, food and wine with a purpose,” said Tony Werner, President &
CEO, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. “By purchasing a
ticket, event attendees are helping fund Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Foundation’s mission to support pediatric research, education, and other
initiatives that improve the health of children in Michigan,” he added.

The goal of the event reaches beyond fun: all proceeds benefit
Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation.

Ticket prices start at $150. For more information about the event or
sponsorship opportunities, please call or e-mail Kate Kesner at
313.745.8814 or
To purchase tickets visit:

Commitments from the following sponsors contribute to creating an
unforgettable event and supporting the Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Foundation’s mission: Carson’s, Whole Foods, Detroit Medical Center,
Charity Motors, California Closets, Danialle Karmanos’ Work It Out, ITC
and KPMG, MGM Grand Detroit, St. John Providence, Blue Cross Blue Shield
of Michigan and Ameriprise Financial. Media Sponsors Comcast Spotlight
and Ambassador Magazine. Whole Foods is this year’s wine retailer. In
kind sponsors are Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications, Bull Run
Press and Twelve Oaks Mall.

Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation

Established in 2003, the Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health
and healthcare of the children of Michigan. This is accomplished through
philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, research, and
community benefit programs. The Foundation granted $5.7 million in 2014
for vital pediatric health initiatives. The Foundation is an independent
public charity governed by a community board of 27 directors, and is a
501(c) (3) charitable organization. Learn more at


Tanner Friedman
Kim Eberhardt, Senior Account Manager
Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Leslie Fleming, Director of
Communications and Annual Giving