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St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Presents 35th Annual Haute with Heart Fashion Show

The August 18 event will be produced by Leonard Simpson’s Fashion Forward ™ and benefit St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center programs

San Diego, CA, July 18, 2012 --( Summer is upon us, and that means it’s time to “Let the Sunshine In” for San Diegans across the county. St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, the non-denominational center for nearly 400 adults with developmental disabilities, is hosting its 35th annual fundraiser, Haute With Heart Fashion Show/Luncheon, on August 18, 2012 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

With an expected attendance of 700, the 2012 Haute With Heart runway fashion show will feature a brand new location with plenty of parking, local designers and boutique vendors, a live and silent auction, and complimentary champagne. Modeling on the runway will be St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center’s students and community leaders, as well as professional and celebrity models.

“Each year this event gets better and better. Our goal is to raise a record $150,000 for our much needed programs and services,” said Debra Turner Emerson, Executive Director of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center. “We are extremely grateful to our supporters and sponsors for making this year’s event possible.”

This year, for the first time, guests will be able to place their bids for the silent auction with personal handheld devices. This will be the one of the first fashion shows in the region to use the new devices.

Sally B. Thornton will return as the Honorary Chair and special honorees include Raffaella and John Belanich as well as St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Auxiliary.

In addition to the fashion show, vendors and auctions, the Haute With Heart event will feature music and dance performances from St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center’s student performers, the SMSC Singers and Ringers and dance troop.

Producing the fundraiser fashion show, T.V. personality and creator of Fashion Forward™, an internationally known fashion production company, Leonard G. Simpson introduced the theme, Let the Sunshine In for the 35th annual show.

VIP tickets this year include valet parking and premium seating. For ticket information, contact Jeff Redondo at or at (619) 442-5129 ext. 115.

Haute With Heart sponsors include Viejas, Barona Resort and Casino, Sycuan Casino, La Jolla Light, Hilton San Diego Bayfront and St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center Auxiliary.

For more information about the 35th annual Haute With Heart Fashion Show, visit

Event details:

What: 35th annual Haute With Heart Fashion Show Fundraiser, produced by Leonard Simpson, benefiting St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center programs

When: Saturday, August 18, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: VIP Runway seating: $185 (seating limited)
Standard seating, $90
Contact Information
BAM Communications
Rebecca Bamberger

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