ASUA 'Diamonds in the Sky' Fashion Show To Benefit Diamond Children's Medical Center

Friday, April 30, 2010 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
TUCSON, Ariz. – On Friday, April 30, the Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA) Senate will host its first annual, Diamonds in the Sky fashion show to raise money for Diamond Children’s Medical Center.
 
The fashion show will include designs by Rebecca Turley, Yu Yu Shiratori, Devani Weaver, Sandra Pope and Alexander Garcia Acosta. In addition, the event will feature food, entertainment, a silent auction, a raffle and an area for kids to play.
 
Diamond Children’s Medical Center is Arizona’s first pediatric medical center connected to an academic research facility – the Steele Children’s Research Center, housed within the Department of Pediatrics at the UA College of Medicine. Diamond Children’s will open publicly in September 2010. The $55-million project was started with a $15-million donation by the Diamond family. “We are raising the additional $40 million through fundraising and philanthropy,” says Vicki Began, RN, vice president, Women’s and Children’s Services at University Medical Center. “So, we are very grateful that ASUA is working hard to raise funds for Diamond Children’s.”
 
General admission is $20 per person; VIP tickets are $40 per person and include a catered meal, gift bag and exclusive seating.  Tickets are available at: www.asua.arizona.edu.
 
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The University of Arizona, University Physicians Healthcare and University Medical Center work together to care for patients, educate medical students, train resident-physicians and conduct clinical and basic research.  The UA Steele Children’s Research Center and UMC are working together to build Diamond Children’s Medical Center (www.diamondchildrens.org), now under construction and scheduled to open in 2010.  Diamond Children's will be Arizona’s only pediatric inpatient medical center connected to an academic research facility – the Steele Center (www.steelecenter.arizona.edu).
 
CONTACT:  Vicki Began (520) 694-6042; cell: (520) 370-7096