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Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show Postponed to 2021

Out of an abundance of caution and in the best interest of everyone’s safety, the 2020 Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show has been postponed to November 5, 2021.

Areas of Greatest Need

The event isn’t happening, but for our children, the show must go on! For more than a decade, we have come together as a community to make a difference for those families receiving lifesaving care at Golisano Children’s Hospital. The needs of our beloved children’s hospital and these little patients haven’t gone away because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we won’t be together enjoying the latest fashions this fall, we can continue our mission.

Be a Trendsetter! Give Virtually to Make a Real Impact

Your donations provide vital support, hope and healing for children and their families in Southwest Florida. Thank you for your generosity.

Little Red Wagon Fund

Golisano Children’s Hospital is a second home to many children and families. However, it actually serves a massive and rapidly growing seven-county region. In fact, the 134-bed hospital treats more than 30,000 young patients per year. And those numbers are expected to rise. Additionally, about 70% of pediatric patients are on Medicaid, which does not fully cover the costs associated with care. Therefore, our community needs The Little Red Wagon Fund. It will help us advance innovative programs, technologies, and services. And that’s how we provide the right care for Southwest Florida children close to home.

Kids’ Minds Matter

The children’s mental health epidemic in our country is a crisis that impacts us all. Your support has empowered Kids’ Minds Matter to make great strides in our community. However, there is still a critical shortage of providers in our community. Additionally, families struggle to pay for the services that are available. Therefore, we need your continued support of Kids’ Minds Matter. It will enable Golisano Children’s Hospital to expand services and programs as well as enhance collaborations and partnerships throughout our region.

Music Therapy

Funded completely by philanthropy, our board-certified music therapist uses evidence-based interventions to address the cognitive, emotional, physical, social needs of children and their families. The techniques help reach medical goals like:

  • Decreasing pain
  • Improving compliance with treatment or medication
  • Improving a family’s overall experience.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

An estimated 1 in 10 babies are born prematurely. And other newborns will need specialized health care because of congenital diseases and other complications. Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is the only Level III Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center in our seven-county region. In fact, it’s only one of 11 in the state. It provides the highly specialized, lifesaving healthcare that newborns need. Most importantly, this care is provided close to home. 

Our History

Pelican Landing

In the spring of 2009 – 8 years before Golisano Children’s Hospital opened, five ladies from Pelican Landing toured the Children’s Hospital facility, which at that time was located on different floors throughout HealthPark Medical Center. After their tour, they knew they needed to do something to help seriously ill children and their families.

Previous Event Photos

View photos from recent fashion shows on the Lee Health Foundation Facebook page.


Thank You, Sponsors!

We are so grateful for these organizations and individuals who continued to support Golisano Children’s Hospital this year.


VaNita & Jim Laurito


Angie Nichols


Bill and Pat Smart

Dorothy Daly

Genesis Group – UBS Financial Services

Kathie & Dave Shellenbarger


Dick Niehaus

Gail and Bob Hansen

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa

In memory of Marian Niehaus

Key Private Bank

Nancy Near

Tom Ostrander – Engel & Völkers

Vi at Bentley Village

Wood, McMahon and Jans Team – John R. Wood Properties

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