Last Saturday Matt and I had the pleasure of photographing a charity dinner and fundraiser fashion show at the Huntington Beach Hyatt Regency for the PADRE Foundation, a non-profit serving families of diabetic children and teens.  The organizers held a large silent auction, raffle, told personal stories, and produced dance performances by the kids as well as a runway fashion show with apparel donated by Macy’s.  It was a raging success with all fundraising goals met and exceeded!

padre1102The event was inspirationally themed “Soaring to New Heights”

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padre1063A host of professional hairdressers and makeup artists donated their time and talent to make the PADRE kids sparkle onstage

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hosts(L) The event was hosted by local ABC newsman Sid Garcia. (R) Event organizer Ryan gets personal.

padre3026Local generous medical groups such as Hoag Hospital were honored as VIP sponsors

padre3120Numbers fly during open “donation bidding”.

padre3122Gearing up for the fashion show.

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a(L) Backstage minutes before a big dance number.  (R) A handful of professional models were brought in to walk the runway for Macy’s as well

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bImages by Matt

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padre3323Leading into the final number.

For more information about PADRE and work towards a cure of juvenile diabetes, visit their website.

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