The Rush Women’s Board put on a show for philanthropy
It was a different kind of walk for a cure as the Rush Women’s Board staged their annual fashion show, with notables such as philanthropist Meredith Wood-Prince, broadcaster Brittany Payton and Fox-32’s Robin Robinson strutting down the runway. Held at the Palmer House Hilton (17 E. Monroe), more than 600 of Chicago’s chicest philanthropists turned out to sip cocktails, indulge in desserts and see the latest collections from designers like Ralph Lauren and Oscar de la Renta. Appropriately themed “Envision,” proceeds from the night benefited Rush’s state-of-the-art early breast cancer detection and treatment programs. After 86 years, the fashion show has become a staple of the social calendar and a cure for the common fundraiser — as proof, the massive night helped net $500,000 for the behemoth hospital.