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Source: St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center

July 26, 2019 (El Cajon) -- St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a nonprofit organization that educates and empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential, will celebrate its 42nd Haute with Heart Fashion Show and Luncheon: Dreaming of Style on Saturday, August 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, located at 1 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101.

Haute with Heart will highlight professional models and the SMSC community, showcasing the latest fashion with a theatrical fashion show on the runway. The event will feature boutique shopping, live and silent auctions, opportunity drawings and a heartwarming performance from SMSC students. 

Dee Ammon will serve as this year’s Honorary Chair and De Anna Dougherty will serve as this year’s Host Chair. Clint Bell will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and NBC 7 San Diego’s Marianne Kushi will serve as the Celebrity Emcee.

“I invite you to join me for a wonderful afternoon of entertainment and fashion celebrating our students’ many achievements and be a part of supporting the programs and services of St. Madeleine’s.  You help us make the difference in not only our student’s lives but also their family’s lives. St. Madeleine’s gives everyone involved in caring for an adult with a developmental disability the peace of mind that their relative is in a safe place, being taught new things, developing friendships and living a full life. “ –Dee Ammon, Honorary Chair 

As in previous years, Fashion Forward® will produce the runway show. The San Diego-based company is led by fashion, style and entertainment personality Leonard Simpson who has directed fashion shows and grand opening galas at high profile venues across the country.

This year’s sponsors include Barona Resort & Casino, Ginger Poutous, Kaiser Permanente, The Menard Family Foundation, Sycuan Casino Resort, John & Kay Krueger, Lundy Insurance, Redfearn & Associates, San Diego County Credit Union. 

Tickets for the event cost $125 for a preferred ticket, $225 for a premier ticket, $1,100 for a preferred table of ten people and $2,100 for a premiere table of ten people. To purchase tickets and register, please visit: https://stmsc.org/center-events/register-for-haute-with-heart-fashion-show/.

About St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a nonprofit organization in El Cajon, CA, educates and empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Founded in 1966 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, the Center first focused on pre-school children with developmental disabilities. When public schools began to assume that role in the early 1970s, SMSC shifted its focus to adults with developmental disabilities. Today, SMSC provides work training and social experiences that encourage students to become well-rounded, contributing members of the greater community. The Center also strives to educate the community about the realities of developmental disabilities, such as Down syndrome, autism, and cerebral palsy. It employs over 130 staff members and is served by more than 200 dedicated volunteers. A fleet of some 47 paratransit vans and buses transports students between home, campus, and work sites, five days a week.  For more information, visit www.stmsc.org.

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