Tampa, Fla. – February 26, 2013 – On Saturday, March 9, 2013, children battling cancer will make their debuts on the runway as stars of the 10th Annual Veredus Fashion Funds the Cure presented by Neiman Marcus, Mercedes-Benz, and Bright House Networks benefiting the Pediatric Cancer Foundation at the Tampa International Jet Center, Hangar #4.

From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., guests will enjoy fine wines, delicacies from top area restaurants, and an exclusive fashion show premiering spring’s hottest styles. Joining the children on the runway will be current and former players from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Yankees, and Detroit Lions.

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation is thrilled to welcome back celebrity host Carson Kressley of Dancing with the Stars, Carson Nation, How to Look Good Naked, and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy as he brings laughter and unparalleled entertainment to this special event each year.

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation is grateful for the generous sponsors that make this event possible. The Title and Presenting Sponsors: Veredus, Dex Imaging, Harrod Properties, Neiman Marcus, Mercedes-Benz, and Bright House Networks. Diamond Sponsors: Marathon, Radiant, and The Yerrid Foundation. Pearl Sponsor: Alltrust Insurance.

Local restaurants participating include 717 South, Carmel Café and Wine Bar, Chocolates by Michelle, Donatello Italian Restaurant, Puff ’n Stuff Catering, and Timpano Chophouse and Martini Bar. Drinks will be provided by Clos du Bois, Constellation Brands, Pepin, and SVEDKA.

The cost of admission to the 10th Annual Veredus Fashion Funds the Cure presented by Neiman Marcus, Mercedes-Benz, and Bright House Networks is $100. Patron tickets are also available for $250 and include recognition in the event program. For ticket and sponsorship information, visit www.fastercure.org or call 813-269-0955.

Arrangements for the appearance of Carson Kressley made through Greater Talent Network, Inc., New York, NY.

About the Pediatric Cancer Foundation:

With its national headquarters in Tampa, the 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 employing 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, go to www.fastercure.org.


Jourdan Tanner, Communications Manager
Pediatric Cancer Foundation | www.fastercure.org
5550 W. Executive Dr., Ste. 300, Tampa, FL 33609 
Phone: (813) 269-0955 | Cell: (813) 625-1151

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