The 18th Annual “Children Helping Children” Fashion Show and Luncheon will feature 55 child models, a live and silent auction and raffle. This event is meant to raise funds for the PANDA (People Acting Now Discover Answers) for Children’s Autoimmunity and Allergies Project, which seeks to help unravel the mystery of common autoimmune issues among children– type 1 diabetes, juvenile arthritis, Crohn’s disease, colitis, severe food allergies, eosinophilic esophagitis, and celiac disease.
The Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center, affectionately known as PANDA, supports the advancement of medical knowledge to improve treatments and cures for devastating childhood diseases. The strong and unique partnership between the members of PANDA and the researchers and physicians at the Steele Center have made it possible for us to embody our name, People Acting Now Discover Answers.
Over the past 18 years, PANDA has raised more than $7.25 million for the Steele Center, whose mission is “to teach, to heal, to discover.” The Steele Center’s cutting-edge discoveries have propelled children’s medical research to a worldwide stage. The Steele Center has become a leader in pediatric research across the globe. PANDA is proud to have funded internationally recognized physician-scientists to investigate a range of pediatric illnesses including those involving cancer, autoimmune disorders, genetics, gastroenterology, and developmental and behavioral pediatrics.
This year, PANDA will focus our fundraising efforts on the Children’s Autoimmunity and Allergies Project, which seeks to help unravel the mystery of common autoimmune issues among children– type 1 diabetes, juvenile arthritis, Crohn’s disease, colitis, eosinophilic esophagitis, celiac disease and postinfectious autoimmune encephalopathy.
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